MORE than 200 postcards have been delivered to the office of member for Farrer Sussan Ley as part of an ongoing campaign for same-sex marriage by the Border’s gay and lesbian community.
Five members of the support group Hume Phoenix gathered at Ms Ley’s Albury office yesterday, after collecting the postcards over two weeks.
The postcard initiative follows the release of research conducted on behalf of Australian Marriage Equality.
In the study, 24 people in Farrer electorate were randomly selected to ask about same-sex marriage, with most giving it their support.
Cathy Prior of Hume Phoenix said she wanted to talk to Ms Ley about the issue.
“Given Sussan Ley’s open-door policy, we have tried to arrange a meeting but have been unsuccessful due to her busy schedule,” Ms Prior said.
“The issue has become more important to me now that I’m starting a family, I want them to have the same rights and protections that every other family has.”
Ms Ley was not at her office to receive the postcards.
Her staff said she had prior electorate commitments.
“It was unfortunate I could not be there but very much appreciate Hume Phoenix following up with the feedback they received at the recent Albury rally,” Ms Ley said.
“As I mentioned at the time, I welcome all opinions on the issue and invite Farrer residents to contact my office directly to discuss their point of view.”
Staff from Ms Ley’s office said a significant number of the postcards received were from surrounding electorates but would be passed on to the appropriate representative.