A 14-year-old boy with two mothers has urged people to help make sure his parents are allowed to get married.
As voting begins in Australia’s equal marriage postal ballot today, Labor Party leader Bill Shorten held a press conference, but he wasn’t the star speaker.
Mr Shorten, a passionate supporter of equal marriage, gave over his platform to a 14-year-old boy, Eddie Blewett, who had come to Parliament to ask Australians to help make sure his parents can get married.
Eddie said: “People who know my family know that there’s nothing wrong with us. We play soccer in the winter and volunteer for the surf club in the summer". And he added: “I have two parents. They love me, and the love eachother. All couples and all families deserve the same respect and value”.
The young campaigner encouraged people to make sure to Vote Yes.
It's time Australia!
Eddie with his two moms Claire and Neroli