The Prime Minister’s schedule looks very busy. More than 50 couples planning weddings extended promises recently to extend same-sex wedding invites to Tony Abbott if he allows marriage equality to pass.
Despite Abbott’s long history opposed same-sex marriage, many within his party hold opposing views. Some indicate they will back a same-sex marriage bill if allowed to vote with their consciences later this month.
Website to facilitate same-sex wedding invites
The website Invite Tony helps couples write to Tony Abbott with wedding invites, as the country waits for him to decide if he will permit same-sex marriage to pass.
“This month, Prime Minister Tony Abbott will decide if his party can have a conscience vote on marriage equality.
“So to show that there are no hard feelings, and to prove just how serious you are, why not set a date for your big day or join a guest list, and we’ll send a save the date card to Tony on your behalf, inviting him to come along and support marriage equality.”
One of the couples hoping to marry is Justine Moss and Romy Calati. Although parents to seven-month-old son Edmund, the law currently forbids their marriage.
Ms Moss told Buzzfeed: “I’m not too concerned if [Tony Abbott] doesn’t believe in same-sex marriage, but he should be allowing his party to have a conscience vote
“I want to see change for Edmund. So he sees that our family is no different to any other family. He is just as important with two mums as he would be with a mother and a father.
“It’s mainly for him that I want to see same-sex marriage legalised. So he sees that our family is legitimate.”
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