I want to pay tribute to the advocates who fought the good fight in the High Court – courageous people standing up for all LGBTI Australians.
I understand a lot of people will be disappointed, I share your disappointment.
But now it’s time to turn our disappointment into determination – determination to win.
If the survey is happening, we must win it.
I urge all Australians –
Call your relatives, tell your friends, make sure everyone you know votes Yes for equality.
You will see Labor members and supporters on street corners, in shopping centres, at train stations – making the case for equality, standing up for the fair go.
And I won’t be sitting on the sidelines – I’ll be on the frontline for this fight.
And I give LGBTI Australians this simple promise:
When we hear discriminatory nonsense – we will condemn it.
When we see people talking rubbish about unrelated issues – we will call them out.
We’re voting Yes because of you – because it’s not you who has to change, it’s our laws.
Because so long as there is a Labor party – you are never on your own.