As one of Australia’s leading international aid and human rights organisations, we stand for saving lives, tackling poverty, and equality for all.
Across all of CARE’s work around the globe, we provide support to those in need regardless of gender, age, race, religion, sexual preference, ethnicity or disability.
Equality and freedom from discrimination are fundamental human rights that belong to all people. The right to marry should be available to all couples, without discrimination.
We have learnt from our work across 94 countries that when inequality is tackled, long-term lasting change is possible. Our experience over 70 years has demonstrated driving sustainable change requires a platform of equality where all people share the same universal rights and opportunities. To create a better world, it starts with equal.
That’s why we support equal rights for all Australians and marriage equality in Australia.
And, in standing up for this right here in Australia, we can authentically continue to work to ensure all couples, wherever they live, have the right to live their lives free from discrimination.
In many countries, CARE works with groups with diverse sexual orientation and gender identity who face violence and discrimination. We work to support individuals of all genders and life stages to find their own strength, examine relationships and transform society’s structures. This work enables many to realise their full potential in their public and private lives and be able to contribute equally to, and benefit equally from, social, political and economic development.
Likewise, we recognise the right of our lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) employees, volunteers, colleagues and supporters to live and work free of prejudice and discrimination. This should include the right to marry the partner of their choice.
Not only is marriage equality the right thing to do, it will improve workplaces and service delivery by allowing everyone to be treated with equal respect and feel included. We therefore support marriage equality.
We at CARE Australia look forward to a successful YES result for marriage equality.
Make sure you’ve posted your Australian Marriage Law Postal Survey by 27 October, and let’s deliver a more equal world.