Today, USA Today published an op-ed by Attorney General Eric Holder, noting that the Department of Justice will be filing a brief with the US Supreme Court, opposing statewide bans on marriage equality as a violation of equal protection. His op-ed and brief come as the US Supreme Court prepares to hear arguments on marriage equality.
Australian Marriage Equality (AME) and Ben & Jerry’s today announce a ground breaking, Australian first campaign that will increase pressure on federal MPs to support marriage equality.
Part of the ‘Say I DOugh’ campaign, the new initiative dubbed #EqualityCalling will encourage voters who support marriage equality to record a message that will be automatically delivered to their federal representatives due to claims by a number of MPs that the issue of Marriage Equality isn’t important to their constituents as they receive few phone calls on the topic, Ben & Jerry’s and AME wanted to facilitate a mass voice-mail petition that would send messages of support directly to local politicians and Senators.
Additionally, kicking off the campaign Ben & Jerry’s will unveil the Say I DOugh #EqualityCalling phone box, an iconic London phone box with a difference. Featuring a Mardi Gras makeover, the rainbow coloured, glitter bombed phone box will serve as a highly visual symbol; rallying people to unite in support of Marriage Equality and have their voices heard by their MPs and representatives.
The #EqualityCalling phone box will debut at Mardi Gras’ famous Fair Day on Sunday 22 February with those attending encouraged to leave a voicemail for their local MP. Those unable to attend Fair Day can still have their say and leave their messages of support by calling 1300 663 679.