A large, colourful banner proclaiming ‘Taroona supports Marriage Equality’ was unveiled today on Hinsby Beach by local residents following the canvassing of every household in the Hobart suburb of Taroona by members of Tasmanians United for Marriage Equality.

The door-knock of every house, apartment and flat in Taroona sought to gauge community support for marriage equality and found 71% support.

The marriage equality campaigner who co-ordinated the door-to-door petition, Benedict Bartl, said,

“Time and time again we were told by Taroona residents that love is love and that regardless of sexual orientation all couples should be allowed to marry. Our federal politicians should heed the views of their local communities and pass marriage equality legislation.” 

Tasmanians United for Marriage Equality spokesperson, Andrew Badcock, noted that community sentiment for marriage equality was clearly in support and called on politicians to finally pass marriage equality legislation:

“Door-to-door petitioning is a great way for us to talk to our fellow Tasmanians about why marriage equality matters, as well as demonstrating that the community-led campaign for marriage equality will be won. We call on our members of federal parliament to do the right thing and pass marriage equality legislation.”

The canvassing of Taroona follows a similar door-to-door poll in the Hobart suburb of Battery Point late last year which found 72% support. For a news report, click here: