Because we are still fighting for marriage equality

Good morning world,

I’m Damo, and I’m terrible at blogging. But I’m going to try to be good at it for the next 30 days.

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Have you all read about how there’s no plan B for marriage equality? Malcolm Turnbull is continuing to be the only thing standing between us and a free vote on this issue. The plebiscite was blocked (in-line with the views of a majority of LGBTI people), and our government now needs to follow the correct process for legislating marriage quality, a free vote in parliament.

I’m frustrated. We are being asked to accept an outcome of no action, because we dared to raise or voices against something that was a manifestation of inequality: a plebiscite. A national, non-binding vote on marriage equality was blocked in the senate and this should not be the end of progress.

I have decided to write to the PM every day for the next month, starting 15 November 2016, I will post a letter every day for 30 days. These letters will not be partisan, but rather provide a sustained call for our Prime Minister and all parliamentarians to do their job and legislate. They are paid huge salaries to make these decisions, and we must provide a sustained cry for them to do their job.

The thing is that I need your help. I only have my story to tell. If you have a story to share, please email me at damien@djomeara.com.

I want to share stories from everyone, if you are LGBTI, a straight ally, religious, atheist, whatever. Maybe you didn’t support marriage equality and now you do, and you can talk about how your views evolved. Please share your stories, because they are the most powerful tool we have to achieve this goal.

How to take part:
Email
: damien@djomeara.com
Include: Your story and why you support marriage equality (if you require anonymity, please let me know).

I will publish each letter on this blog, each morning. Starting with my own which I will send tomorrow.

Please help me and share your story.

Take care,
Damo

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