Relationships Australia Victoria (RAV) is proud to stand in solidarity with the LGBTIQ communities by encouraging all Australians to vote YES in the marriage equality postal vote.
RAV Chief Executive Officer, Dr. Andrew Bickerdike, said that the organisation strongly believed that all Australian adults should have the right to marry.
“The right to marry is important to the health, wellbeing and happiness of same sex-attracted Australians and RAV strongly supports the call for marriage equality in Australia.”
“We respect the rights of all people in all their diversity for live safely and with dignity, and to enjoy healthy relationships.” Dr. Bickerdike said.
RAV is concerned that some people may be negatively impacted by the ongoing debate, advertising and postal survey on marriage equality.
“This period of discussion and the outcome of the postal survey may be distressing for members of the LBGTIQ communities, their family and friends, and members of the general community,” Dr. Bickerdike said.
“It’s important to know that there are a range of services that are available, including RAV, to provide support to those who need it during or after this time.”
RAV provides services for all members of the community, regardless of sexual orientation, gender, religion, age, lifestyle choice, cultural background or economic circumstances. This includes a safe and supportive counselling service for anyone who is experiencing difficulties or challenges.
Dr. Andrew Bickerdike
Chief Executive Officer
Relationships Australia Victoria
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