Tell Kelvin Thomson It's Time for equality
I started this petition as at my step-daughter's 7th birthday one of her friends was sick of being different because she was from a rainbow family. I said to all the girls not to worry because me and my friends in the Labor party believed in equality and we were going to fix it soon so everyone was equal. Then we didn't.
There's going to be another conscience on marriage equality soon. Last time Kelvin Thomson voted against. I spoke to his electorate office at the time and they said;
On 26 September 2012 15:48, Thomson, Kelvin (MP) <Kelvin.Thomson.MP@aph.gov.au> wrote:
Thank you for your email concerning my vote on the same sex marriage bill. It was one of about 70 emails I have received opposing the decision I made. I do not have a personal objection to same sex marriage, but I am concerned that decisions on an issue like this bring the community along, rather than divide and polarise it.
They also said;
In November 2010 the Member for Melbourne, Adam Bandt, moved a motion asking all Members of Parliament to gauge their constituents’ views on the issue of same sex marriage. I voted in favour of his motion, and it was carried, so I naturally felt obliged to carry out a survey. I did this as part of my February 2011 Wills Electorate Report. I mightn’t have done it had I known Mr Bandt didn’t plan to carry out a survey himself, but I wasn’t aware of that at the time. 863 residents responded to the survey. 340 responses supported the Marriage Act being amended to allow same sex marriage, while 523 responses opposed the Marriage Act being amended to allow same sex marriage.
People of the Republic of Moreland. We need just 524 signatories supporting marriage equality and we have beat the last survey and we just might shift Mr Thomson. However let's go crazy and assume that the majority of people in Moreland support marriage equality and go for 2000 signatures.
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