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This Australian Subway franchise is printing marriage equality messages on receipts

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Equality attempts in Australia are popping up in the unlikeliest of places.

Take, as an instance, this Subway franchise from Melbourne that’s been independently printing messages of support for marriage equality on its receipts, initially seen by Star Observer.

Chrys Stevenson, a customer visiting the Cranbourne Park Shopping Centre store, found a surprise in the end.

The receipt reads:

We consider in EQUALITY for ALL Australians.  

What about you personally?  

Vote “YES” from the Postal Survey.  

Because it’s the ideal thing to do do it.

This isn’t Subway’s work, instead than of the franchise. Store owner Steve King confirmed to Mashable the group was printing these pro-marriage equality messages for weeks, after a fervent store campaign to promote a ‘Yes’ vote at the Australian government’s suggested postal poll on the matter.

King and his group have been handing out pamphlets and equality badges to promote Australian Electoral Commission enrolment over the past couple of weeks. The store has been utilizing their in-store television displays relegated to combo bargains and sandwiches, to project versions of Australian Marriage Equality’s ‘Yes’ campaign posters.

Image: Steve King

Subway Australia has given Mashable an announcement in relation to King’s store, iterating their support for the personal beliefs of individual franchisees.

Every franchisee is a small business owner in their neighborhood community with beliefs and their views. Respect for each and every individual is a core value.   We are dedicated to treating every person with respect, dignity and honor — regardless of their faith, race, creed, sexual orientation or gender.  

Image: Steve king

Australia’s marriage equality discussion is reaching a critical point, with all the government’s planned plebiscite (a public vote on issues which don’t affect the Australian constitution) under appeal in Australia’s High Court. The court’s decision whether or not to approve the government’s controversial, non-binding, non-compulsory postal vote on the matter will be announced on Thursday, Sept.7.

Read more: http://mashable.com/

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