Northbridge: Sexual Health Quarters employees show support for marriage equality

Rebecca Smith (front and centre) with other staff off to the post office in support of marriage equality. Picture: Andrew Ritchie www.communitypix.com.au d474363
Rebecca Smith (front and centre) with other staff off to the post office in support of marriage equality. Picture: Andrew Ritchie www.communitypix.com.au d474363

MORE than 20 Sexual Health Quarters (SHQ) employees showed their support for same sex marriage on the streets of Northbridge yesterday.

The group strolled through the suburb from the Roe Street office in rainbow colours, carrying ‘Vote Yes’ posters and took completed same sex marriage surveys to the Francis Street post office.

The move came three days after reports people were outraged to receive a text message from the Yes campaign.

Organisation spokeswoman Rebecca Smith said it was important to take a stance on the issue.

“As a pro-choice organisation, SHQ advocates for the removal of barriers that discriminate based on gender, identity or sexual orientation,” she said.

“We support everyone’s right to marry and have their relationship recognised, just as we support everyone’s choice of partner/s.

“It’s time to end marriage discrimination, and its negative health consequences for the LGBTQI community, once and for all.”

The cut off date for returning completed surveys is October 27.

Results will be published on the Australia Bureau of Statistics website November 15.

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