COTA Australia is proud to declare its official support for marriage equality this morning.
It is important that we declare our support for marriage equality given our commitment to human rights, social inclusion and political equality for all older Australians.
Everyone should be afforded the basic human right to be able to marry the person they love in their own country.
We stand with LGBTI people seeking equal treatment under the law in all areas of community, and strongly support laws that outlaw discrimination based on gender and sexuality, just as we oppose discrimination based on age, race and sexuality.
Many of you will remember a time in which interfaith or interracial marriages were frowned upon and resulted in discrimination.
Marriage has evolved as our society has grown and developed. The time for marriage equality is now.
For information on the survey go to https://marriagesurvey.abs.gov.au