Equality for all

Emerald Community House supports human rights, social justice and equality. That includes marriage equality.

The Vision of Neighbourhood Houses Victoria is ‘’Strong and vibrant communities that value diversity.’’ This clearly puts our position as valuing diversity and not just ‘tolerating’ diversity. Neighbourhood Houses Victoria is proud to support the ‘yes’ campaign for marriage equality. People who identify as LGBTQI are universally welcome in Neighbourhood Houses they contribute to what makes our sector such a valued part of Victoria’s community infrastructure. Marriage equality reflects the principles and values that are enshrined in our constitution. All Australians should be treated equally in the eyes of the law — and that includes being able to marry the person we love. Currently not all of our neighbourhood house participants share the same rights and opportunity to legally marry the person they love. This is easily fixed through a vote in Parliament.