The Copyright Agency supports Marriage Equality.
We support diversity in the workforce and recognise the rights of our lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) employees to live and work, free of prejudice and discrimination, with all the essential freedoms enjoyed by other members of our organisation and the broader community.
People who love each other should be able to choose what our society has traditionally said is the ultimate expression of love. Many of us know people – brothers, sisters, friends, colleagues and even parents – who may want to marry their same-sex partner, or at least know they have the right to marry the person they love.
A Crosby Textor survey showed 72 per cent of Australians believe same sex couples should be allowed to marry. We agree.
To those people who say that this is “politicising” things, political change only happens when things are politicised. That includes ending slavery, land rights for the first Australians, voting rights for women and the introduction of the Racial Discrimination Act among many other changes that have benefitted society.
Legalised discrimination in one area allows discrimination to flourish in all areas.
The Copyright Agency represent many great writers. One of the things that great writing does is to help you put yourselves in the shoes of others, including those who have a different view. Having heard the opposing views on marriage equality in Australia, we can only choose to support all same sex couples across the country who want to get married.