PFLAG praise Xenophon Team for opposing plebiscite

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Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays have applauded the Nick Xenophon Team for announcing on Monday they will vote against plebiscite in Parliament.

National spokesperson for PFLAG Sharyn Faulkner says the organisation welcomes the opposition to the public vote.

“We are grateful that more and more politicians are seeing a plebiscite for what it really is – a platform for hate and a delaying tactic,” Faulkner said.

“It’s now up to Labor to join Nick Xenophon and the Greens by declaring they will veto a plebiscite.”

Faulkner and PFLAG say it is imperative that the LGBTIQ community have their voice heard in the debate over whether or not to hold a plebiscite on marriage equality.

“Our gay sons and lesbian daughters have made it very clear they don’t want millions of other people passing judgement on their relationships, and we stand by them,” Faulkner continued.

A recent survey conducted with a sample of 5,500 LGBTIQ Australians revealed 85% of those questioned were opposed to a plebiscite.

PFLAG are urging the government to heed the LGBTIQ community and vote against the proposed plebiscite with a letter writing campaign.  PFLAG’s Make It Law website allows users to enter their post code and send an automated letter to all appropriate MPs and Senators who represent their area, calling for a cross-party free vote to resolve the marriage equality debate.

OIP Staff

 

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