A few years ago ASU members overwhelmingly voted to support marriage equality, but we must fight for equality with dignity and not have to have a divisive plebiscite that will create unsafe workplaces for LGBTIQ workers.
Not only is a plebiscite a waste of money (money that could be spent on other things like homelessness or domestic violence services) but it will also foster harmful and hurtful debate that could cost lives.
On October 8th there is a rally at Sydney Town Hall to say Marriage Equality Now - No Plebiscite, come along and be part of the ASU contingent calling for equality with dignity. RSVP here.
The ASU Policy, Advocacy, and Campaigning Sub Division is also hosting a forum about the campaign for marriage equality. The event will be generously co-hosted by ACON.
Guest speaker will be Tiernan Brady, Director of the campaign for marriage equality in Ireland, who is now in Australia, working with Australians for Equality (A4E).
We should know sometime next week whether or not we will be having a plebiscite in Australia, so Tiernan will speak about how we campaign into the future for marriage equality and how people can participate.
We will also be hosting forums on the issue of marriage equality with the CALD community, faith-based groups and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander organisations.
If you would like to co-host any of these events, or if you would like to attend, please contact Jan directly as these forums are extremely popular and places fill quickly.