More than 68% of Brisbane and the majority of Queenslanders back marriage equality and want the Government to deliver marriage equality, according to new polling.
The Reachtel polling was commissioned by advocacy group The Equality Campaign and found in five Liberal and National Coalition seats across metropolitan and regional Queensland there are clear majorities in favour of marriage equality for every Queenslander.
“Furthermore, 65% of the five Queensland electorates surveyed believe the government needs to resolve this issue of same-sex marriage this year by a vote in the parliament,” Equality Campaign executive director Tiernan Brady explained.
He said according to the polling, one in five Coalition voters are less likely to vote for the Coalition if they continue to block a vote on marriage equality.
“Supporters across Queensland know that civil marriage equality is about a fair go for every Australian,” Mr Brady said.
“No one will be less married or more gay by this straightforward reform.”
Earlier this month, the Equality Campaign held five marriage equality forums around Queensland, including one in Caloundra featuring out Olympic swimmer Daniel Kowalski (pictured).
Tonight, they’ll hold one in Brisbane at the Story Bridge Hotel in Kangaroo Point to allow supporters to hear from campaigners what everyone can do to aid the push for marriage equality.
“Marriage equality enjoys majority support in Brisbane just like it does across the country. I encourage anyone who has questions about the issue or wants to know how they can help achieve this reform to join us at the forum,” Australian Marriage Equality Co-Chair Janine Middleton said.
“Our campaign will continue to show that marriage equality is simply based on our shared Australian values of a fair go and respect for all and it’s important that these values continue to underpin the ongoing conversation about equality across Queensland.”
The Equality Campaign’s Brisbane marriage forum will be held tonight from 6:30pm at the Story Bridge Hotel on 200 Main Street in Kangaroo Point. Speakers include Tiernan Brady, Janine Middleton, Peter Black and Clint McGilvray from The Equality Campaign and Australian Marriage Equality. See the Facebook event here.