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Voters tackle CQ MP's stance on same-sex marriage

A GROUP of Central Queensland voters have taken to Facebook to gather support for Equal marriage rights and change the stance of local representatives.

The page - CQ Says YES to marriage equality - Michelle Landry - was created on May 30 after the Member for Capricornia publicly said she wouldn't support changes to the Marriage Act to allow same-sex couples to legally marry.

"There are 91000 people in the electorate of Capricornia," the admin posted on May 31.

"So for us to make a change we need at least 30000 likes. (I've made allowances for children) so we can't be complacent as this is a pivotal point in our society and its important we all actively participate in the process.

"So share like you have never shared before and make sure that every single person who supports marriage equality likes our page so we can show Ms Landry that her opinion is not the majority view."

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The group has also attacked Federal Member for Flynn Ken O'Dowd's stance on the matter after a story published on the Gladstone Observer website on June 4: Gladstone people don't want marriage equality, MP says

"Let this page be our voice to let our Federal Members of Parliament Michelle Landry & Ken O'Dowd know that their constituents say yes to marriage equality."

The page shares links to stories about same-sex marriage rights in other countries, research on same-sex relationships and impacts (if any) on others in their family.

Topics:  ken o'dowd, michelle landry, same-sex marriage




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