The Australian Humanist movement strongly supports marriage equality. We welcome the strong postal survey result in favor of marriage equality and welcome the legislating of marriage equality into law in Australia in late 2017.
All adults should be free to marry the consenting (adult) partner of their choice. Our society should be organized to show equal basic respect for all its members by providing equal access to the institution of marriage. Supporting marriage equality is about respecting the inherent human dignity of all people.
Supporting marriage equality is part of putting humanism into action.
This page provides links to statements and materials developed by CAHS and Australia's humanist societies as part pf the campaign that occurred in Australia for marriage equality. Now that the campaign has been won this page is more of an archive page. Some of the materials it contains may still be of use to people formulating arguments in other areas or looking at how humanist arguments are developed.
Discussion paper showing how Humanist ideals support marriage equality
Actions taken after the result of the Australian marriage law postal survey, which showed 61.6% in support of marriage equality, were released:
Statement from CAHS welcoming survey result and urging a swift move to amend the law to support marriage equality.
Media release from Humanist society of Victoria welcoming survey result and urging a swift move to amend the law to support marriage equality.
Actions taken before or during the Australian marriage law postal survey
Media Release by CAHS supporting marriage equality
Open letter from ACT Humanist Society Convenor Mary-Anne Cosgrove to the Prime Minister supporting marriage equality
Statement by Humanist Society of NSW President Murray Love suppoting marriage equality
Statement by Humanist Society of South Australia President Tanya Watkins supporting marriage equality