MARCH TO STATE PARLIAMENT TO SUPPORT ACT SAME-SEX MARRIAGE LAWS
This Saturday, 23 November, Equal Love Melbourne will be hosting the city’s first marriage equality rally since Tony Abbott became prime minister.
Thousands are expected to take to the streets to oppose both Abbott’s refusal to amend the discriminatory Marriage Act and the high court challenge against the ACT’s new same-sex marriage laws.
Speakers will include:
Greens senator Sarah Hanson Young, who has tabled bills for marriage equality and is an outspoken supporter of equal rights;
Ron Van Houwelingen and Antony McManus, a gay couple who have been together for 26 years and want to marry – but only when it is legal in their home town;
Peter Marshall, secretary of the United Firefighters Union, which has been a long standing supporter in the fight for equality; and
a representative from the National Union of Students.
Equal Love convenor Ali Hogg said:
“It’s an absolute disgrace that the prime minister will not even grant his own sister equal rights, let alone the many thousands of people in Australia who remain second class citizens. We in Equal Love are determined to keep the pressure on the Abbott government until we see marriage equality for all.”
1PM, SATURDAY 23 NOVEMBER, STATE LIBRARY OF VICTORIA
The march will end at Victorian State Parliament.