Footy club Geelong comes out in favour of marriage equality
AFL team Geelong has posted a letter on its website coming out in favour of marriage equality. The move has prompted advocates to call for other teams to add their voice in support.
Australian Marriage Equality national director, Rodney Croome has welcomed the team’s support.
"I salute Geelong's leadership on an issue that is important to many of its players and fans, and urge other clubs to follow,” Croome said. "The leadership of senior football clubs in combatting discrimination will encourage our national leaders to ensure all Australians are treated equally."
Croome will be joining other advocates in a visit to Geelong and Colac next week to drum up support for reform and to reach out to those undecided on the issue. The visit comes ahead of a planned vote on marriage equality by Geelong City Council.
The Geelong visit by national marriage equality advocates will be the first of up to 50 visits to suburban, regional and rural electorates across Australia in the coming months.
"Because marriage equality will be achieved with a cross-party conscience vote, it's vital that MPs know their electorates are behind the reform,” Croome said.