Ice Cream Chain Ben And Jerry’s Deliver Pro-Equality Messages To Politicians


Ice cream chain Ben & Jerry’s has delivered its customers' messages supporting marriage equality to federal politicians

Ice cream chain Ben & Jerry’s has delivered its customers’ messages supporting marriage equality to federal politicians.

Last month, the company made international headlines when they banned the sale of same flavour scoops to highlight the need to extend marriage rights to same-sex couples.

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In partnership with the Equality Campaign, the company also installed post boxes in their 26 Australian stores to encourage customers to send pro-equality messages to MPs ahead of parliament resuming this week.

And this week Ben & Jerry’s staff delivered those messages to the offices of Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and Deputy Opposition Leader Tanya Plibersek.

“We’ve made it easy for Australians to take action, by sending a message to MPs and urging them to make marriage equality a reality when they return to Canberra,” Ben & Jerry’s Australia spokesperson Imogen Rugg said.

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She said the company has been overwhelmed with the support for the campaign internationally and here in Australia.

“If you haven’t or can’t send a postcard, make sure you have your say—the fight for marriage equality won’t stop until same sex couples are extended the same civil rights as heterosexual couples,” she said.

Australian marriage equality supporters can still take action online and send a message directly to MPs via The Equality Campaign’s website.