The Veronicas took to the stage in Brisbane at a marriage equality rally and delivered a powerful, inspiring speech.
Jessica and Lisa spoke of the need for the Australian laws to change.
“Now is the time for us to get loud! Now is the time for us to kick and scream for human rights! We are here for love, pure and simple. Who you love is none of the government’s goddamn business!” said Lisa.
— SameSame.com.au (@samesame) August 8, 2015
They addressed Tony Abbott directly: “the conversation of marriage equality is no longer a question of if, it is now a question of when.”
“Mr Abbott, you have missed the opportunity to be a revolutionary leader on this issue, so it’s now time to align with the growing number of governments who have paved the way for us and not align with governments who are restricting human rights and social progression for its people and country.”
“Tradition founded upon laws of discrimination and prejudice do not deserve sanctity in the name of history,” Jessica said.
“When a cross-party marriage equality bill reaches your hands this week, we ask that you grant your party a conscience vote. The legal and constitutional framework that governs Australia must treat people equally.”
Powerful day at the Marriage Equality rally in Brisbane. Thank you to everyone who stood up & spoke out today 💜💛💚💙❤️ pic.twitter.com/lFgl0uDJgB
— The Veronicas (@TheVeronicas) August 8, 2015