Jadeine Scoble Christian I believe that everyone should be treated equally both men and women. And the fact that we some people in society are saying that the LGBTQ community should not receive the same treatment, it is ridiculous. God asks us to treat everyone equally and this include those who were born with a different sexual identity and preference. This is one of many reasons why I voted yes! John Joyner Baptist In short, when two friends of mine expressed their displeasure at the Gay Mardi-gras in Sydney, I replied “And Christians can have their march the next day – it’s called a free society, and that society is fine with me”. That is in fact my freedom walking down that street. Their freedom is my freedom. And when I see others rightful freedom compromised – I am obliged to reach across and say we all need to be treated equally. With the message we have, a free society is all we need. Fiona Rowell Anglican I care about the hurt caused by this devisive issue and believe that Jesus taught us to love, respect and examine our own sin before we judge others Lydia Miriam Orthodox Kellie Lee Christian Love is for everyone. Everybody loves, just like everybody bleeds. Andrew Gorman-Murray Christian Because God is loving, compassionate and inclusive, and calls us to be the same. If we truly follow Jesus we should seek to ensure equal civil and human rights for everyone. Marriage equality does not weaken marriage and family; it strengthens the significance of those institutions. All loving relationships should be honoured and have the same legal rights available to support their flourishing. For all these reasons, I wholeheartedly support marriage equality. Robyn Parry Baptist I am supporting Marriage equality not despite my faith but precisely because of it ! My understanding of how Jesus teaches us to live asks that I treat others with compassion,justice & love Kathy Haseldine Christian I support same sex marriage because I want the Australia I live in to love embrace and treat EVERY Australian with dignity and equity. At a time when we are being forced to vote on the lives of other Australians, being forced to publicly debate an issue which really has absolutely nothing to do with any of us. I support a united Australia Teale Drake Anglican I’m gay, and don’t believe my god would condemn me for I was made by him. Ximena Alvarez-Mendez Catholic Because it is a civil and human right that should not be denied Jill Kane Catholic Marriage is a legal agreent as well as a Sacrament of the Chirch and must be available to all people I have a gay son who should be permitted to marry as his brothers and sisters and his parents have. Shirley Barbuto Uniting Church It truly breaks my heart to witness the suffering and pain inflicted on my Christian brothers and sisters because of their sexual orientation. Much of the prejudice and judgement stems from many who profess to be followers of The Way . Surely Jesus weeps at such broad inequality and exclusion. Rosita D'Adamo Catholic Love is love. Keith Foote Anglican Love is universal and is to be shared by all no matter what their sexual orientation. Andy McCarthy Pentecostal Because I abhore discrimination in all its forms. David Llewelyn Anglican God is love. God gives us the ability to love. Never in all my years as a Christian have I ever believed in denying love to anyone let alone denying others of their love. When my grandson came out to me he was worried that I would not accept him. Although it was a little difficult in the beginning I learned that God was testing and teaching me through my grandson. I could not be anymore proud of his strength to live openly as a gay young man despite those who speak harshly of his sexuality. When it came time I ticked the YES box with love and compassion in my heart. My hope is that I live long enough to be able to watch my grandson marry a man that will love & care for him as much as my wife & I do. Arty Statiras Orthodox Grant Virtue Catholic Because all Australians should be treated equally under the law. Megan Jackson Uniting Church I support marriage equality because Jesus commanded me to love my neighbour, and because secular marriage law shouldn’t discriminate against consenting adults. Judith Covell Christian Stuarte Kerdel Christian It is Christ like Anthony Aulsebrook Catholic Because everyone has a right to love and be loved. There is too much hate in this world. Hazel Hogarth Uniting Church Why would I try to stop part of our community from committing to a loving relationship? Everyone deserves the opportunity for a deep and growing relationship and committing to each other forms a see-able bond. Elizabeth Maddox Uniting Church I support marriage equality because I believe that where there is love and charity, God is present: “Ubi caritas et amor, Deus ibi est.”

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We are a movement of Australian Christians saying Yes to Love. 

We come from all over Australia and from every part of Christ's church, united in supporting marriage equality because of our faith. 

Christians are called to demonstrate the love of Jesus Christ to all people, without discrimination. 

As Australians of faith we believe marriage is important. Marriage matters because it is one of the most powerful ways we acknowledge the goodness of a couple's love for and commitment to each other. We believe there is no difference in goodness between the love and commitment of a straight couple and a same-sex couple.

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