A change to the legal definition of “marriage” is not a small ticket item – it will have profound ramifications on marriage, children and the traditional family unit. We believe that marriage, the union of one man and one woman, is sacred and should not be redefined.
A March is an opportunity to peacefully walk the talk. In doing so you will also encourage others. There are still many who have not voted as yet and there is still time. This issue is very important and there might not be many more opportunities to speak up publicly. We would ask you to please consider attending the march and start making plans to drive, train or fly in next week on Saturday Oct 21 that we might stand together and march in support of the traditional definition of marriage.
We are working closely with the City of Sydney Council and the NSW Police to ensure the event proceeds safely and with care. Just to clarify, this march is not illegal and has been approved by NSW Police, the body responsible for public assemblies.
The stated purpose of the march is as follows:
“to gather, raise public awareness, advocate and provide an occasion where members of the public can peacefully express their support of marriage as currently defined by Australian law”
The March for Marriage is open to all individuals and organisations that support the traditional definition of marriage and we welcome persons from all walks of life. If you would like to attend the march as an individual, family, church, study or community group please register below.
Our role on the day will be in organising the event and collaborating with those in authority. To ensure the message is clear and directly related to the stated purpose (see above) we will register all signage on the day in an effort to be blameless, avoid unnecessary conflict and respect the views of persons on both sides of the debate within reason. If you have an idea for a sign that you are unsure of please feel free to contact us using the contact form below. *Any signs which were brought along to the last march do not need to be registered.
We respect the right of every individual to express their own point of view however for the purposes of the march we ask that you abide by these terms to ensure that the event proceeds carefully and peacefully.
If you would like to volunteer as a marshall or helper on the day, that would be much appreciated! Please let us know in the comments section.
Date: Saturday 21 October, 2017
Time: 3.30 PM – 5.30 PM
Hyde Park North, Sydney NSW
Order of Events:
3.30-4 PM Participants with signs to gather at Cathedral Square next to the St Mary’s Cathedral for sign registration. All signs must be registered!
4.15PM participants without signs may join the group by this time.
4.30 PM The march will be announced by the organisers and commence.
5.15 PM Return to the Cathedral square meeting location where you can network with other supporters, check out the afternoon food markets across the road in Hyde Park or simply return home!
We are working in conjunction with the NSW Police and Sydney City Council to maintain safety and security at all times. This event is wheelchair and child-friendly.
Let us know you’re coming
Please let us know if you plan to attend.
Here are some ideas to get you started. If you have a great idea, send it to us and if we like it we’ll list it here for others to see.
This article of Creative Direct Action Visuals has more tips on how to make a memorable sign.
About the Organiser
Hi, my name is Philippa and I am a single mom to a beautiful 6 year-old daughter. As a parent I support the right of a child to grow up with their biological mother and father where at all possible. I do recognise other family situations such as my own but remain convinced that marriage, while not perfect, provides the best environment in which to raise kids. On Sep 9 I want to show my support for marriage to remain defined as the union of a man and a woman and I will be voting ‘no’ in the upcoming plebiscite.
We are not affiliated or linked with any particular organisation but do support the following groups which also take a stand for the traditional definition of marriage.