Marriage equality advocates are surveying the LGBTI community on what they believe is the best response to the government’s proposed postal plebiscite on marriage equality.
Government minister Peter Dutton has expressed support for a postal vote on the issue, which has been criticised for being voluntary and the result non-binding on MPs.
just.equal spokesperson Rodney Croome said he and other campaigners are surveying the LGBTI community to determine what people believe is the best response to the proposal.
“This is in line with our commitment to ensuring the wishes of the LGBTI community are central to the direction of the marriage equality campaign,” he said.
Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG) and Rainbow Families Victoria are also working on the national survey, funded by PFLAG.
“We need to know what the LGBTI community thinks about this postal vote and we need to know how they want us to respond,” PFLAG spokesperson Shelley Argent said.
“Some LGBTI people say they want to engage with a postal vote to win it, and others say they want to boycott it.
“It’s important for lobby groups to represent the will of the whole LGBTI community and not head off down the wrong path.”
To participate in the survey, fill it out here.