PFLAG, the Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays, are encouraging supporters of marriage equality to contact their local MP ahead of parliament resuming on Monday.
The next week has been described as a critical week for marriage equality and supporters of the reform have been urged to take action through the new Speak Up campaign.
According to news reports, Government MPs have a ‘difference of opinion’ over the issue with MPs who oppose marriage equality attempting to silence supportive MPs.
Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG) is a sponsor of the campaign which continues the successful Make It Law campaign that helped defeat a plebiscite last year.
PFLAG national spokesperson, Shelley Argent said now is the time for people to take action.
“Now is the time to act if we are to have any chance of achieving marriage equality in this term of Government.”
“I urge anyone who is yet to send an email to do so asap at demandafreevote.com.au.”
“Do it for yourself and do it for your loved ones.”
The Speak Up campaign is aimed at Liberals MPs who support marriage equality but can’t speak up for it because they don’t have a free vote.
PFLAG say that since they launched the campaign it has been seen by half a million Australians, with almost 100,000 sharing it online.