Friday, 16 August 2013 07:26
Recent Galaxy polls indicate that 54 per cent of 18-24 year olds are more likely to vote Labor than Liberal
because of Kevin Rudd’s support for marriage equality.
Marriage equality is shaping up to be a key issue this federal election, and nowhere more so than in the
seat of Melbourne.
At a mass rally for marriage equality to be held tomorrow, the crowd will hear from the two front runners in
the seat, The Greens MP for Melbourne Adam Bandt and ALP candidate Cath Bowtell.
The rally will be followed by a march to the registry office where a mass illegal wedding will be held.
Dozens of couples currently banned form marrying by Australian law will tie the knot in an act of defiance
against discrimination and to send a message to the politicians in Canberra that LGBTI people are tired of
waiting for their rights.
Equal Love convenor Ali Hogg:
“Nine years is too long. We shouldn’t still be fighting for this basic human right in 2013. And while it’s
great that the PM supports equality, we need a commitment that it will be made law, we need the ALP to
follow through with their policy, and we need the Liberals to change their bigoted position. The last nine
years have shown we can’t rely on politicians in Canberra. We will keep hitting the streets until equal
rights are law.”
1PM, SATURDAY 17 AUGUST, STATE LIBRARY OF VICTORIA