Equality advocates have praised the Australian Medical Association for supporting marriage equality.

Just.equal spokesperson, Ivan Hinton-Teoh, said,

“I congratulate the AMA on its support for marriage equality.”

“The AMA has highlighted what we have known for many years – legal inequality leads directly to poorer health outcomes for LGBTI people.”

“If this Government cares about the health and wellbeing of LGBTI Australians and their families it will allow a free vote so marriage equality can pass straight away.”

Long time marriage equality advocate, Rodney Croome, said,

“The AMA’s concern about the health of LGBTI Australians is a reminder that we should never go down the path of a plebiscite.”

“The poorer health outcomes caused by existing legal discrimination would be exacerbated by the discriminatory and stigmatising statements we would see during a plebiscite.”

Click here for the report on the AMA’s statement: http://www.smh.com.au/federal-politics/political-news/ama-throws-its-weight-behind-samesex-marriage-declares-it-a-health-issue-20170518-gw7qi8.html

Rodney Croome, justequal