With the battle over marriage set to dominate the political landscape in 2011, an online petition in support of marriage by ACL now makes it easier than ever to add your voice to this crucial debate.

The petition, to the Senate, calls on politicians to respect and defend the current definition of marriage in the Marriage Act as “the union of a man and a woman to the exclusion of all others, voluntarily entered into for life”.

In the face of relentless campaigning by homosexual activists to pressure the Gillard Government to renege on its election commitment in favour of marriage, it is vital that supporters of marriage find their voice in this debate. Signing the petition is a quick and easy way to have your view on marriage represented in the Parliament.

A massive response to the petition will influence those politicians who are undecided on the issue and are genuinely seeking the views of their constituents on marriage. It will also fore-arm supporters of marriage within the Parliament to defend this vital institution with your encouragement and public backing.

You can sign the petition by visiting the ‘man+wife4life’ campaign at www.makeastand.org.au. Please also encourage your family and friends to sign, and to distribute the link through your own networks.

Whilst visiting the site, don’t forget to send a quick ‘pollie mail’ to your local member letting them know that you would like the current definition of marriage to remain. After all, MPs cannot know you support marriage unless you actually speak up and say something.

There has never been a more important year for marriage in Australia than 2011, and there has never been a more important time to stand up for Australian marriage. Please visit www.makeastand.org.au today to make a stand for marriage.