LGBTI rights

The Socialist Alliance stands for:
  1. Immediate equal marriage rights for LGBTI people.
  2. Civil unions legislation in each State and Territory, as well as on the federal level. Civil unions legislation should allow official, legally recognised ceremonies, and it should be open to everyone regardless of gender or sexuality.

The conservative right has launched a last ditch campaign to swing public opinion away from support for marriage equality.

The Ruddock Review has shown that the fight is not over to ensure queer kids and queer teachers are free to come out of the closet, safe from the threat of being expelled or sacked.

Australia has escaped recession for more than two decades, despite the impact of the Asian and global financial crises on the world's economies.

1. Get onto the streets

The most important thing you can do for marriage equality right now is hit the streets. Add your voice to the thousands of others across the country by marching in one of the upcoming marriage equality rallies. Get a group of your friends together and make homemade signs to bring along.

The wage gap between women and men is increasing, the number of women in poverty is growing, women’s reproductive rights are under attack, violence against women is on the increase, there is no marriage equality for LGBTIQ people and gender discrimination is rife.

Socialist Alliance calls on the parliament to immediately legislate for full marriage equality.

Intersex people are people born with physiological differences that may be seen as being both male and female at once, not wholly male or female or as neither male nor female.

The fight for marriage equality in Australia has been long ongoing, and its success long, long overdue. This activism has already changed Australia, helping create majority support for marriage equality.

While Phelps is no candidate of the left, her victory is a huge morale boost for those movements that have been fighting against the Coalition government.

Marriage Equality has come to Ireland through a popular referendum. The result was hailed by the May 23 New York Times as placing Ireland “at the vanguard of social change”.

The campaign for marriage equality has been fighting the delaying tactics and homophobic policies of Labor and Liberal governments for the past 13 years.

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