Doctors urge Federal politicians to deliver marriage equality without delay

DOCTORS have urged Federal MPs to deliver marriage equality without delay.

The Royal Australasian College of Physicians welcomed the survey result, saying it validated what “we already know”.

“We believe the public health case for marriage equality is strong,” college president Catherine Yelland said. “The current definition of marriage entrenches discrimination and changing this definition will be an important step towards ensuring legal, societal and health equity for LGBTI Australians and their families.

“We urge Parliamentarians to now show leadership on this issue and accelerate laws to deliver marriage equality and remove discrimination… without any further delay.”

The Australian Council of Social Service said it was pleased marriage equality had been recognised by the Australian people as a right.

“ACOSS applauds all those across Australian society who campaigned tirelessly for this outcome,” the council said.