High Court awards massive costs against LGBTI advocates
SAME-SEX marriage campaigners face a court bill of well over $200,000 after failing to overturn the Turnbull government’s postal survey in the High Court, according to the Daily Telegraph.
PFLAG leader Shelley Argent confirmed that, while the exact amount is not yet known, the sum required will be well in excess of the $87,000+ raised.
The High Court awarded costs against Shelley Argent, Felicity Marlowe, Rodney Croome and Andrew Wilkie, meaning they will have to pay at least some of the legal fees of the government team. Their own legal team did much of the work pro bono.
Money is also needed to cover hotel bills and travel costs associated with the case, not to mention the ongoing fight to achieve a majority in the postal survey.
A special GoFundMe page to raise the money for the legal bills has been set up. Click the link, and please give what you can to help our amazing campaigners.
They have shouldered the burden and fought tirelessly for the LGBTI community, and will continue to do so. Please give what you can, and share widely. Thank you.