Aussie businesses sign up to fight for marriage equality
Big name Aussie businesses are lining up to add their voice to the fight for marriage equality in Australia. A campaign led by the Diversity Council of Australia (DCA) has seen Qantas, PricewaterhouseCoopers, SBS and Football Federation Australia signing on in support of reform.
The Diversity Council of Australia (DCA) is an independent, not-for-profit organisation that provides advice to over 250 member organisations, many of whom are Australia’s largest employers.
DCA’s CEO, Lisa Annese, urged corporate Australia to come forward and show their support for same-sex marriage.
"The business benefits of marriage equality to corporate Australia go beyond just the significant financial gains. Marriage equality will truly cement workplace fairness and inclusion for the LGBTI community.”
Australian Marriage Equality national director, Rodney Croome said the support of big business was important in leading the push for reform.
"It's great that Diversity Council Australia is on board with marriage equality because the organisation brings with it an immense experience and expertise when it comes to encouraging corporate support for equity and inclusion,” Croome said.
"Several high-profile businesses have already signed a letter of support for marriage equality, including Qantas, Football Federation Australia, Price Waterhouse Coopers, and we are looking forward to many more joining them."
Australian Marriage Equality will host a breakfast for CEOs in Sydney at the beginning of May, more details to be announced.
Image: Lisa Annesse CEO of Diversity Council of Australia shows her support for equal love. Photo supplied.