Human rights commissioner to speak at PFLAG forum on marriage equality tonight
Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG) Brisbane is hosting a marriage equality forum this evening to discuss the latest results from the Crosby Textor poll and provide concerned community members with accurate information on the state of play of marriage equality in Australia.
The organisation has assembled a star-studded line-up to discuss what marriage equality means and the ramifications for LGBTI people and the community. Human Rights Commissioner Tim Wilson and Sydney Councillor Christine Forster will be amongst the guests, as well as members of local government and Australian Marraige Equality.
Results from the recent Crosby and Textorpoll show that Christians are now more supportive of marraige equality and MPs no longer need to fear losing their seat by voting favourably for marriage equality.
Accordingly, PFLAG believes the time has come for Australian politicians and the Australian people to embrace the need for marriage equality and hope that the forum will assist in allaying community concerns.
Speakers at the event include:
Rev Dr Peter Catt – Anglican Dean of Brisbane at St John’s Cathedral
Christine Forster – Sydney City Councillor and Tony Abbott’s Sister
Rodney Croome – Director of Australia Marriage Equality
Tim Wilson – Human Rights Commissioner
Paul Martin – psychologist
Dr. Sharon Dane – social researcher
Dr. Janet Berry – PFLAG mother
Mrs Kath Trotter – person from community
Graham Perrett – Labor MP for Moreton
If you are interested in attending the forum it kicks off at 630pm this evening (August 12) at the Uniting Church, 52 Merthyr RoadNew Farm