Marriage Equality

Published Tue, 12/09/2017 - 22:42

The Australian Humanist movement strongly supports marriage equality. All adults should be free to marry the consenting (adult) partner of their choice. Our society should be organized  to show equal basic respect for all its members by providing equal access to the institution of marriage. Supporting marriage equality is about respecting the inherent human dignity of all people.

This page provides links to statements and materials developed by CAHS and Australia's humanist societies to promote support for marriage equality in Australia and to show how the values of Humanism lead to support for marriage equality. Please feel free to browse the material linked to here, and, if you think it might be helpful,  to link to it, or use it in other ways as a resource to support the campaign for marriage equality.

If you would like to be more directly in our campaign to support marriage equality please feel free to contact your local humanist society.

Discussion paper showing how Humanist ideals support marriage equality:

Humanism and Marriage Equality

Actions taken after the result of the Australian marriage law postal survey, which showed 61.6% in support of marriage equality, were released

Statement from CAHS welcoming survey result and urging a swift move to amend the law to support marriage equality.

Media release from Humanist society of Victoria welcoming survey result and urging a swift move to amend the law to support marriage equality.

Actions taken before or during the Australian marriage law postal survey

Media Release by CAHS supporting marriage equality

Open letter from ACT Humanist Society Convenor Mary-Anne Cosgrove to the Prime Minister supporting marriage equality

Statement by Humanist Society of NSW President Murray Love suppoting marriage equality

Statement by Humanist Society of South Australia President Tanya Watkins supporting marriage equality