Marriage equality advocates have responded to Senator Eric Abetz’ criricism of a Hobart City Council motion in support of marriage equality by asking him to show respect for how strongly the issue is supported by Hobart residents.

National Director of Australian Marriage Equality, Rodney Croome, said,

“I ask Senator Abetz to respect the Hobart City Council’s unanimous support for marriage equality and the fact that Council support reflects strong community support for the issue among Hobart residents.”

“I also ask Senator Abetz to show more respect to children being raised by same-sex couples because to say, as he has, that children are better off brought up by a mum and dad re-inforces prejudice against these children, as well as being plain wrong.”

“Senator Abetz has every right to express his views, but it’s a bit rich for him to accuse other people of being distracted by marriage equality given the time and effort he puts in to resisting the reform.”
Australian Marriage Equality national director, Rodney Croome