Doctors urge Federal politicians to deliver marriage equality without delay


Medical circles have asked for a quick passage to same sex marriage.
Medical circles have asked for a quick passage to same sex marriage.

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

The Royal Australasian College of Physicians welcomed the postal 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, and all of those Australian people who voted yes to finally removing discriminatory barriers to marriage,” the council said.

“ACOSS calls on the Parliament to ensure the legislation is expedited and that it retains the necessary human rights protections all Australian people enjoy.

“In now acting on this result the Parliament must not trade away existing important anti-discrimination protections for all Australians in return for the right to marry.”