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 concerning the adoption of children to which Australia is a party'.
While other developed nations were ratifying the legal rights of same-sex couple to marry (USA, New Zealand, and Ireland to name a few), the Australian Government has remained conservative on this issue.
In September 2017, Australians had the opportunity to vote on the issue of same-sex marriage in Australia via a postal survey. Australians were asked to vote on whether or not they believe same-sex couples should be allowed to marry. The postal survey only asked a single question and that question can only be answered with a ?Yes' or a ?No'. The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) conducted the postal survey.