Petitioning Attorney General George Brandis

Get angry and get equality! Parliament did it in 2004, they can do it again in 2017!

The Marriage Amendment Bill 2004 was pushed through on 24 May 2004 at the behest of PM John Howard, with Attorney-General Philip Ruddock saying the amendment to the Marriage Act would “protect the institution of marriage”.

So the Marriage Act 1961 was changed to define marriage as the “voluntarily entered-into union of a man and a woman to exclusion of all others”.

Until then, marriage was not legally defined as being between a man and a woman.

The Act was changed by Parliament without consultation with the electorate, without plebiscite nor postal vote; and without prior electoral promise or mandate.

We call upon the Parliament to revisit their actions of 24 May 2004 and do it again – in reverse – this time to end the discrimination imposed upon a section of the Australian community as enacted that day.

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  • Attorney General George Brandis


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