Reasons I Support Marriage Equality & Will Be Voting YES.
I grew up feeling like and being told I was lesser then because of my natural born sexuality. I’m voting YES because I never want another child in Australia to go through what I did growing up. I want them to know they’re equal, amazing, and special in their own way regardless of their sexuality.
I believe – regardless of your race, sex, religion, income, disability, or sexuality – that you’re equal. I’m voting YES because I want Australia’s laws to reflect this.
I’m voting YES for all the children of LGBTQI families who are being told their family is in some way wrong or inferior to their peers. I want to live in a society that doesn’t judge other families for being different than their own, should they be single parent, practice a different religion, or be same-sex families. A family is about love. Families are diverse. All families are equal.
I’m voting YES for all those LGBTQI couples before me who weren’t treated as equal—for those men and woman who never got to wish their partners goodbye because they weren’t “family” under law. Those are the men and woman who fought for equality for decades but never got to see it.
I’m voting YES on marriage equality simply because it’s fair. Australia has always been a country that prided itself in its tolerance and acceptance of others. I want that to continue.
Finally, I’ve had the honor of representing Australia in sport, I love my country, and one-day I dream of getting married and living my life in the place I call home. I’m voting YES so I can live out that dream. #VoteYes 📸: @dillingerphotography