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GSA’s response to the marriage equality survey

GSA’s response to the marriage equality survey

Today – and every day – GSA stands together with the LGBTIQ+ community at the University of Melbourne and beyond.

We’re delighted that today we can do so in celebration. However ridiculous and unnecessary the recent marriage equality postal survey was, we’re happy that the truth we’ve known for so long has been proven:

Australia wants marriage equality, and we want it now.

Today is a day to celebrate the amazing work of the Yes campaign, including the dedicated members of our community who’ve been working on this issue over the last several months. Thank you – every single one of you – for getting us to this point. We’re proud of our contributions to this movement, and of everything our movement has achieved.

Unfortunately, despite the fact that 61.6% of the Australian population have spoken up for marriage equality, it’s not a done deal yet.

At GSA, we’re determined to see this work through. Our job now is to hold our politicians to account when the government schedules its free vote on this in parliament (at last).

We’ve known for years that Australia wants marriage equality. It’s far past time for parliament to act.

There’s no denying it: the last few months have been incredibly stressful for all of us – and although it’s not over, it does seem to have been worth it. Now is a time for celebration, but it is also a time for recuperation and rest. Breathe out. Take the time you need. Remember that, although we still have more work to do, we’re so nearly there.

Now is also a good time to seek help if you need it. We’ve gathered a list of the best places to find it here.

In the meantime, you’ll find us celebrating with our friends and loved ones.

Adele Guille and Peng Kuang

Adele Guille and Peng Kuang are GSA's LGBTIQ Officers.

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