Muslims for Marriage Equality launch Yes campaign

A new organisation has emerged on Facebook, encouraging Muslims who support marriage equality to come together and work towards a ‘Yes’ in the upcoming postal vote.

Muslims for Marriage Equality was formed by LGBTI+ activist and former educator at the AIDS Council of New South Wales, Fahad Ali.

“There is a diversity in belief and opinion on equal marriage within the Muslim community,” Ali said.

“The notion that all Muslims are opposed to equal rights for same-sex couples is absolutely incorrect. There is a strong threat of egalitarianism and social justice within the Qur’an and we think that it is very applicable to the question of same-sex marriage.”

Ali founded the group after Melbourne Imam Nur Warsame joined with over 100 religious leaders around Australia in supporting marriage equality.

Muslims for Marriage Equality are also providing temporary postal addresses to those who wish to participate, but do not feel safe receiving or filling out their ballot at home.

OIP Staff

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