Women’s Health West have submitted an open letter of support to Australian Marriage Equality in the lead up to the forthcoming postal survey on the topic.
Women’s Health West recognises the right of our LGBTIQ employees, clients and community to live and work free of prejudice and discrimination, and that this includes their right to marry the partner of their choice.
The letter can be read in full below.
25 August 2017
An open letter from Women’s Health West in support of marriage equality in Australia
Women’s Health West recognises the right of our lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex and queer (LGBTIQ) employees, clients and community to live and work free of prejudice and discrimination. This includes the right to marry the partner of their choice.
Women’s Health West is committed to supporting marriage equality. As we head towards the national postal survey, we believe it is important to recognise and acknowledge that marriage equality is a human right. Everyone has the right to be treated equally.
Our LGBTIQ community have the right to be proud of who they are, to be safe, and to access the same fundamental rights without discrimination. The outcome of this plebiscite will not change that; neither will the hate of those who oppose equality.
Our vision is of equity and justice for women in Melbourne’s west. Our LGBTIQ clients, staff and community need to have equal rights in every aspect of their lives in order for us to achieve this. Not only is marriage equality the right thing to do, it will also help improve our workplace and the services we deliver, by allowing everyone to be treated with equal respect and to feel included.
Women’s Health West stands with the LGBTIQ community in the west of Melbourne, and across Australia.
Chief Executive Officer
Women’s Health West