Two Gay Dads Thank Qantas CEO for Supporting Marriage Equality

Last week, more than 30 CEOs of some of the biggest companies in Australia wrote to Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull in support of legalization of same-sex marriage. The companies included Australian bank ANZ, Telstra, the National Rugby League and Qantas. The letter, published in Equality Campaign, outlined the many benefits of marriage equality for their employees:

“Enabling loving, committed couples to be married, regardless of their sexual orientation will contribute to a stronger economy and a more inclusive Australia," the letter stated.

Singling out Qantas CEO Alan Joyce, Australian’s Immigration Minister Peter Dutton responded negatively to the letter, saying that the companies should “stick to their knitting."

Two new gay dads, who created their family via surrogacy in California, voiced their support of the letter and had their own message for Qantas CEO Alan Joyce:


Thank you @qantas and its CEO Alan Joyce for supporting same-sex marriage here in Australia. One day I will be able to walk down the aisle holding the hands of my two sons to get married to the love of my life. This will become a reality because of your support. Qantas has already been part of our dream to become parents. Just last year in September we left LA with our two month twin boys and arrived home to Sydney where our new lives would begin. We were anxious on this journey home, but were welcomed with open arms by the beautiful Qantas flight attendants. We dream of a future where our relationship is treated equally to all others, and our boys are never forced to question or defend their parents' relationship. #qantas #marriageequality #thankyou #equality #lgbtpride #gaydads #gayfamily #gaylove #familygoals #relationshipgoals #love #happiness #frequentflyer #modernfamily #gay#rainbowfamily

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"Thank you @qantas and its CEO Alan Joyce for supporting same-sex marriage here in Australia. One day I will be able to walk down the aisle holding the hands of my two sons to get married to the love of my life. This will become a reality because of your support," shared Sydney couple Sean and Chris, in their Instagram account @Inz_tribe.

"Qantas has already been part of our dream to become parents. Just last year in September we left LA with our two month twin boys and arrived home to Sydney where our new lives would begin. We were anxious on this journey home, but were welcomed with open arms by the beautiful Qantas flight attendants."

We can't believe that we have been here in the USA for over 10 weeks. We are excited that we are coming home to see our beautiful family, friends and our fur child. See you soon Sydney!!!! #qantas #qantasbusiness #travelinstyle #travel #businessclass #twins #twinboys #familytime #gaydaddies #love #smile #sorrybutnotsorry #cominghome #missinghome #family #newbeginnings #cantwaittogohome

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Chris and Sean's photo has been liked over 2,000 times, and the two dads dream of the day that their relationship will be treated equally, and when they'll be able to get married in their home country of Australia.

Gays With Kids thanks Qantas CEO Alan Joyce and the other Australian CEOs for standing united and fighting for marriage equality in Australia. And thank you, Sean and Chris, for highlighting this ongoing battle for all LGBT people to have their loving, committed relationships recognized Down Under.

Today we went to a family reunion and H&H; met the extended family. We are two very proud Daddies!!! #proudparents #gaydaddy #gaydaddies #relationshipgoals #gayfamily #dad #dads #twins #twinboys #twinstagram #matchingoutfits #cute #supercute #happy #happiness #love #smile #fashion #kidsfashion #janieandjack #modernfamily #familygoals #family

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