US IN THE FIGHT FOR MARRIAGE EQUALITY IN AUSTRALIA
Supporting diversity and love
Melbourne, – The LGBTI Latinx and Hispanics
in Australia, as a multicultural group, fully support marriage equality. Based
on similar laws applied in some Latin American countries, we as a community,
are concerned about the negative impact a plebiscite or/a postal vote will have
on the LGBTI+ community here in Australia.
Cristian Cortes, a member of the LGBTI
Latinx and Hispanics executive committee reports, “Many Latin American countries passed marriage equality without a
plebiscite, even as a highly religious and conservatory countries we demanded
our politicians to rule on favor of equality”
Countries such as, Argentina, Brazil,
Uruguay, Spain, Mexico, USA, Canada, New Zealand and Colombia have all passed
laws supporting marriage equality and same sex adoption. As a community, we need to ensure Multicultural
and/or Multi - faith groups are not media driven to subjects their communities
to fear towards homophobia and/or transphobia.
If the postal vote is goes ahead, the
multicultural LGBTI group urges the Latin and Hispanic community in Australia
to vote yes.
Members of the LGBTI Latinx and Hispanic community in Victoria will
be on the marriage equality rally on August
26, 2017 at the State Library of
Victoria. Allies and members of the community are welcome to join us.