Diversity Council Australia was thrilled that Australians returned a strong ‘Yes’ vote, with 61.6% in support of marriage equality (versus 38.4% who voted ‘No’) in the 2017 Australian marriage law postal survey.
DCA supports marriage equality because we believe it will truly cement workplace fairness and inclusion for the LGBTIQ+ community.
Marriage equality is an important outstanding issue for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex and queer (LGBTIQ+) people.
Organisations that publicly support marriage equality send an important message to their staff and the wider community about the need to create a society that is truly diverse and inclusive of LGBTIQ+ people.
Beyond Marriage Equality
Although an incredibly important step for LGBTIQ+ equality in Australia, it’s important to recognise that marriage equality was not the final point in the fight for equal treatment for LGBTIQ+ before the law and in the workplace.
LGBTIQ+ people still experience harassment and discrimination at higher levels than the broader community, including at work.