NRL show support for Australian marriage equality


The National Rugby League are the next Australian organisation to raise their voices in support for marriage equality.

Over 350 major businesses and groups across the country have officially endorsed the move towards equality in Australia.

“One of the NRL’s core values is inclusiveness and we have put in place practices and policies to support and recognise the rights of our LGBTI community,” NRL Chief Operating Officer Suzanne Young told reporters, “We are very proud that the NRL was the first national sporting organisation to join as a member of the Pride in Diversity Index.”

Rodney Croome, national director of Australian Marriage Equality, threw his support behind the League’s decision. “We applaud the NRL for its principled stand in support of marriage equality and for its defence of fundamental Australian values like equal opportunity and a fair go.”

Currently, a cross-party bill legislating for marriage equality should cross Parliament as members reconvene in August.

There are concerns the bill will not have the votes to pass without Prime Minister Abbott allowing the Liberal party a free vote on the issue.

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