Doctors For Marriage Equality
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We believe in marriage equality. We believe that marriage is about love, not gender. We believe that homophobia and intolerance leads to increased depression, anxiety, self harm and suicide. We believe as doctors we have a responsibility to stand up for our patients' rights, regardless of sexual orientation.
We want Australia to make same sex marriage legal.
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