Sydney muso Elizabeth Rose is taking a stand and making a political statement in favour of marriage equality in Australia with her brand new single, Division.
“Australia is tipped as the ‘lucky’ country, but reflecting upon what we stand for, I’m not sure that we are all that we’re cracked up to be,” Rose explains in a statement. “Our peers fall victim to acts of discrimination and are denied the right to equality. For a country that boasts of multi-culturalism and acceptance, why aren’t we accepting of this?”
Division comes as the marriage equality debate has heated up again in Australia, after Ireland became the latest country to recognise same-sex marriage, and the first to do so by popular vote. Australia now (finally) looks to be heading towards voting on marriage equality legislation some time this year, that is as soon as out pollies sort themselves out.
“We are moving towards this significant moment in Australian history and I urge people to accept and embrace this need for equality in our country,” says Rose.
So, she’s teamed up with Australian Marriage Equality (AME) and for the next 14 days Division will be available via Rose’s website on a pay what you choose basis, with proceeds going to AME to fight for the rights of those currently discriminated again.
Listen: Elizabeth Rose – Division