Capricornia electorate residents have the opportunity to make their federal MP aware of their views on marriage equality.
Michelle Landry, who believes “marriage is between a man and a woman”, has started an online survey on her website allowing participants to record their support, indifference or opposition.CLICK HERE FOR SURVEY
Coincidence or not, it follows an awareness campaign in Rockhampton last weekend, spearheaded by PFLAG national spokesperson Shelley Argent, from Brisbane, and Australian Marriage Equality representative Shirleene Robinson, from Sydney.
Some 50 people attended a Q & A forum at CQ University, chaired by 2012 Big Brother winner and HOT FM Gladstone presenter Ben Norris.
Also on the panel were Suzy Sitton (Uniting Church, Yeppoon), Brittany Lauga (Keppel MP) and Kristos Godlygreek (rainbow counsellor, Relationships Australia).
Norris told The Morning Bulletin he was a little disappointed that no-one against the movement participated in the night.
“You can look at it in a bad way that we didn’t hear the argument; but I think we can look at it that we are so far along that it is now not popular to be a part of that,” he said.
“We as a society push away what we are afraid of; and I think as the fear is breaking down through social media we are working toward a place where we will be alive when marriage is legalised for same-sex couples.
“I think that is going to be an amazing thing to see.”
While only a handful of people attended Saturday’s workshop, Argent believes the region has the support to send Ms Landry a clear message.
“Rockhampton should be very pleased with itself,” she said. “It may be a conservative city but people were very supportive.”
This was indicated at a public postcard signing event where dozens of weekend shoppers were happy to send an unequivocal message to Prime Minister Tony Abbott that it’s time for marriage equality to be passed into law.
To send your personal message to Ms Landry, CLICK HERE or go to http://michellelandry.com.au/same-sex-marriage-survey/
Flynn MP Ken O’Dowd recently mailed out paper surveys to each household in his electorate.