Corporate giants join crusade for same-sex marriage

The Federal Parliament is under increased pressure to pass a reform on same-sex marriage after scores of c-suite execs have spoken out.

Corporate giants join crusade for same-sex marriage
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Federal Parliament is under increased pressure to pass a reform on same-sex marriage after scores of c-suite execs have spoken out in support of the movement.

A bevy of big-hitter organisations, including Football Federation Australia, PricewaterhouseCoopers, SBS and Quantas have signed an open letter that argues same-sex marriage is “a sound economic option,” and – perhaps more importantly – “the only truly fair option.”

"The business benefits of marriage equality to corporate Australia go beyond just the significant financial gains," explained Lisa Annese, CEO for the Diversity Council of Australia.

Marriage equality will truly cement workplace fairness and inclusion for the LGBTI community."

The latest supporters now stand alongside the likes of Telstra, Optus, ANZ, Westpac, IBM and David Jones – all of which have publically indicated their support for same-sex marriage over recent years.

The corporate campaign comes after Federal Parliament rose for a six-week pre-budget break without debating same-sex marriage. The Senate had been due to begin debate on Liberal Democrat David Leyonhjelm's "freedom to marry" bill at the end of March but Senator Leyonhjelm pulled the debate at the last minute after Liberal MPs did not discuss a free vote in its most recent party room meeting. 

Now, the Diversity Council is urging others in corporate Australia to come forward and support the campaign, organised by Australian Marriage Equality.
 
 
 

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