Pirates support Marriage Equality in postal survey

The High Court has ruled that the Coalition government’s $122 million dollar postal survey on same sex marriage can go ahead, meaning that all Australian voters will have the chance to vote on a basic equal rights issue.

“The Pirate Party is in full support of equal rights for LGBTI people” said Tom Randle, Secretary of Pirate Party Australia. “We join with the efforts of the Yes campaign to remove discrimination against LGBTI couples in law, everyone deserves the same rights when it comes to marriage — as has occurred in some 21 other countries to date[1] — and really is a fundamental human right[2].”

“While our policy goes further than the proposed changes[3], incremental improvements are always welcome. The Pirate Party urges everyone to vote Yes for marriage equality. We will be supporting all campaigning efforts to finally and respectfully resolve the question of equality of relationships between people who love each other, since the government has failed to simply bring a vote into the Federal Parliament so far.”

[1]: http://www.sbs.com.au/news/article/2014/10/07/glance-same-sex-marriage-around-world
[2]: http://www.un.org/en/universal-declaration-human-rights/
[3]: https://pirateparty.org.au/wiki/Policies/Marriage