... AS DEADLINE FOR ASKING FOR A REPLACEMENT SURVEY APPROACHES

The iconic Salamanca on Hobart’s waterfront rings with the voices of a flash mob choir singing an amended version of the Whitlam anthem, “It’s Time”, in a new online video from Tasmanians United for Marriage Equality.

The 50-strong choir are backed by a quintet from the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra as they appeal to Australians to “shout yes” for marriage equality.

Event organiser and spokesperson for Tasmanians United for Marriage Equality, Martine Delaney, said the event aimed to keep the campaign momentum going and encourage supporters who have not yet voted to get their surveys in the post.

“We wanted to bring some fun and colour to what has been a tough debate for many in the LGBTQI community.

“It’s so important to keep the momentum going. It’s fantastic that so many Australians have already sent their survey in, but if it goes down to the wire, the surveys that come in over the last few weeks could be the deciding factor.”

There is just one week until the deadline (Friday 20 October) to ask for a new survey from the Australian Bureau of Statistics.

Watch the video on YouTube:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-qTs02g0kes&feature=youtu.be

Tasmanians United for Marriage Equality is a community network of people and organisations across the State campaigning for marriage equality.

Lyrics: It’s Time for Marriage Equality

It’s time we did this,
It’s time for justice, to make things right,
Yes, it’s time.

It’s time, Australia,
It’s time to change law, it’s time for
Marriage equality

It’s time for all parents
To know their children matter, whoever they love
Yes, it’s time.

It’s time for children
Time to show them, their family is valued
Yes, it’s time.

It’s time we did this,
It’s time for justice, to make things right,
Yes, it’s time.

It’s time, Australia,
It’s time to change law, it’s time for
Marriage equality

It’s time for fairer,
Work together. It’s time to change law,
Yes, it’s time.

It’s time to stand up,
It’s time to shout YES, time, time time
Yes, it’s time.

It’s time to do this,
It’s time to stand up, time to say Yes,
Yes, it’s time.