Footy codes unite in ad for marriage equality

Rosie Baker
By Rosie Baker | 10 July 2015

The AFL, NRL and FFA are joining forces in the campaign for marriage equality in Australia.

The ad for lobbying organisation Australian Marriage Equality will run in the Weekend Australian magazine this weekend featuring rugby league legend Paul Langmack.

He says: "On and off the field we support and stand by our mates. These sporting codes unanimously stand for fairness, believing all Australians should be treated fairly and equally in the eyes of the law."

Australian Marriage Equality national director, Rodney Croome, said: "Just as these three football codes are working together to achieve marriage equality, we hope our federal politicians will work together to deliver marriage equality this year."

"Regardless of code, football is about fundamental Australian values like equal opportunity, respect and a fair go, and so is marriage equality. From small businesses to local councils, churches and now major sporting codes, Australians from all walks of life are sending a clear message that they value fairness and equality, and want this reflected in a law allowing same-sex couple to marry."

More than 150 Australian brands have also rallied around the Marriage Equality campaign with brand such as McDonald's, Seek, Airbnb and Twitter lending their name to the lobbying effort.

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