Parliament will vote to change the legal definition of marriage to include same-sex couples this week.
Changing the law will have consequences for your freedoms.
It will have consequences for what kids are taught in school.
It will affect your right to freedom of speech and freedom of religion.
The current bill, drafted by Senator Dean Smith does not provide adequate protections against these dangers.
Members of parliament who are concerned about your freedoms are proposing a number of amendments to the Smith Bill.
It is crucial that these amendments pass if we are to have our freedoms protected.
You can use the form below to email key members of the parliament who hold the deciding votes on these amendments.
Use the form to ask them to use their vote to amend the Smith bill to make sure your freedoms are protected, just like the campaign for YES promised.
You are a part of the nearly 5 million people who voted No in the marriage plebiscite. We cannot allow the parliament to discriminate against us for our beliefs.
Thoughts to help you
- I am one of the nearly 5 million people who voted No to changing the Marriage Act.
- Together we make up nearly 40 per cent of Australians.
- Our voice deserves to be heard, not just in this debate, but beyond any campaign.
- Senator Dean Smith’s bill would silence our voice.
- It provides no protections for parents, free speech or faith, other than for professional clergy.
- Australia can do better than this. We can be more tolerant of differing views than this.
- Please use your vote in the parliament to amend the Smith Bill to ensure the 5 million Australians who voted No still have a voice.
- Don't address to MP, this will be done automatically and sent on your behalf.
- Always be respectful, clear and preferably concise.
- Emphasis that you are in their electorate as the email will only go to your local MPs and Senators who represent you.