The Australian government has been stalling for more than a year on the issue – with current Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull attempting to kick it into the long grass by forcing a public vote, despite a Parliamentary majority in favour.
Some top business companies have shown their support of marriage equality and the telecoms giant TELSTRA was one of them.
But then the company’s officials have changed their minds towards this issue, performing an about-face following a complaints campaign led by anti-LGBT Church groups.
But as it appeared yesterday, the company has changed the direction again. A statement from the company said that instead of stepping back from the debate Telstra should step forward and support same-sex marriage:
“By renewing our active position, we acknowledge that we are at equal risk of inflaming a new debate but it is the right thing to do,” Telstra’s chief executive Andy Penn claimed. It also remains very important that we continue to recognise and respect the right of the individual to hold their own view on this issue.”