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Australian Medical Association backs marriage equality

Australian Medical Association backs marriage equality

The Australian Medical Association (AMA) has added its voice to the many groups calling on the Turnbull government to legislate for marriage equality. Today the AMA will issue a new policy statement declaring that excluding same-sex couples from marriage has significant mental and physical health consequences and contributes to high suicide rates among LGBTI people. The […]

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LGBTIQ community leaders call on MPs to vote against plebiscite

LGBTIQ community leaders call on MPs to vote against plebiscite

Nearly 200 LGBTIQ community leaders are calling on members of parliament to vote against plebiscite legislation and work together for a free vote on marriage equality. Community members from across disciplines from sport to the arts, religion and business have come together to declare their opposition to a public vote on marriage equality. Signatories include […]

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Dr David van Gend: LGBT community are “playing the suicide card”

Dr David van Gend: LGBT community are “playing the suicide card”

Australian Marriage Forum President Dr David van Gend has accused marriage equality advocates who argue that a plebiscite would be harmful to LGBTIQ+ youth of “political blackmail.” Writing for On Line Opinion, the Toowoomba doctor slams Greens leader Richard Di Natale for calling on the government to dump a public vote on marriage equality because “we’ll see […]

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Dr Kerryn Phelps slams marriage reality shows as insult to LGBT community

Dr Kerryn Phelps slams marriage reality shows as insult to LGBT community

Dr Kerryn Phelps has slammed Channel Nine’s ‘Married at First Sight’ and Seven’s ‘Seven Year Switch’ as an insult to same-sex couples who cannot marry under Australian law. The first LGBT person and first woman to be president of the Australian Medical Association took to Facebook to voice her concerns about the programs. “What a bloody […]

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