AUSTRALIA: Activists Launch “Talk About Marriage This Xmas” Campaign

Australian activists have launched a social media campaign urging people to bring up the topic of marriage equality over the Christmas table.

“Christmas is a time when family and friends gather together, making it the perfect time to spread the message about the importance of marriage equality,’ AME national convenor Rodney Croome said. “We know from experience here and overseas that attitudes to marriage equality are shaped, more than anything else, by personal one-to-one conversations. It doesn’t matter if you’re [Australian Opposition Leader] Tony Abbott’s sister, a church parishioner, a farmer, or a mum or dad – the more people talking about marriage equality the harder it will be for our MPs to oppose reform.” The campaign will also be supported by a selection of shareable Facebook covers and e-cards with the same theme.