Badges from the marriage equality campaign, Sydney, Australia, 2017

These badges were produced to advocate for the ‘Yes’ vote for the same-sex marriage postal survey in Australia in 2017.

In 2004 the Liberal Government under John Howard amended the Marriage Act to include the clause 5 (1): marriage means the union of a man and a woman to the exclusion of all others, voluntarily entered into for life in order to, in Howard’s words ‘ensure that same sex couples ... will not be eligible as prospective adoptive parents under any multilateral or bilateral agreement...

Summary

2017/45/2
Circular shaped badges, one with an orange background, another with a green background, a third with a red background, and the fourth has a purple background. Each badge features a red, green, orange, blue, purple and white graphic design in the shape of the Australian continent, with the word 'Equality' across the centre, capitalised. A pin and fastener are attached to the reverse of each badge.

Source

Purchased with funds from the MAAS Foundation, 2017
27 October, 2017

Cite this Object

Badges from the marriage equality campaign, Sydney, Australia, 2017 2017, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 15 December 2017, <https://ma.as/551575>
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