Families come in all shapes and sizes.
There is one thing that all strong families have in common: love
There are 33,714 same-sex couples in Australia, according to the 2011 Census, including 1338 who described their relationship as 'married'.
Discrimination against lesbian and gay Australians hurts all families.
Tasmania was the last Australian state to decriminalise homosexuality, but in August 2012 Tasmania's lower house became the first chamber of an Australian parliament to pass a bill to make same-sex marriage legal
According to recent national polling, conducted by Galaxy research:
- 62% of Australians believe same-sex couples should be able to marry
- 75% of Australians believe reform is inevitable
- 78% believe there should be a conscience vote on the issue
What do you think?
Five years ago there were more than three thousand children in same-sex families in Australia.