Press Release 12/12/13
Equal Love groups and Community Action Against Homophobia have promised to fight on across the country to push Abbott back and win equal marriage rights, despite the High Court today striking down same-sex marriage in the ACT.
On behalf of CAAH and Equal Love Cat Rose said, "It's extremely disappointing. The ACT gave us a small taste of what we wanted to see. Just disgraceful that the federal government is so petty and homophobic that they would interfere and annul the same sex marriages that took place.
Rose continued, "But we were going to have keep fighting for equal rights whatever happened, and that's just what we are going to do now. August 13 next year will mark 10 years since the Howard government passed the Marriage Amendment Act saying that marriage was to be between one man and one woman only. Equal Love and CAAH will be working around the country to protest this occasion - we're going to fight Abbott all the way, and are looking forward to seeing many others do the same."
Equal Love in Melbourne have already announced a year of action for marriage equality, with a protest on Saturday August 16 at 1pm, State Library to mark the ten year anniversary of the ban on LGBTI marriage.
Contact Cat Rose, Co-convener of Community Action Against Homophobia in Sydney 0405 770 302
Ali Hogg, Convener of Equal Love in Melbourne 0403 019 430