Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Rally for marriage equality: 11 August 2012

Don't give up the fight!

Rally for marriage equality
on the 8th anniversary of the ban on equal marriage rights

1pm Sat 11 August

Stirling Gardens, Perth CBD
(corner of Barrack St & St George's Terrace)

Great news: Greens to put marriage bill, Tasmania to legislate for marriage
A sign of the growing momentum for marriage equality came with the announcement at the Tasmanian state Labor conference on August 4 that the Labor-led Tasmanian government would aim to pass legislation this year to legalise same-sex marriage in the state, should federal parliament fail to do so. [Read more]

Record support for Marriage Equality but bill on hold
A Senate committee recommended on June 25 that Australian parliament make marriage equality law after almost 60% of 46,000 submissions were in favour. A report tabled for the lower house on June 18 also had overwhelming support, but did not support or reject the two marriage equality bills before parliament.

The lower house committee received a record 276,000 responses during its inquiry, with more than two-thirds in support of gay marriage. [Read more]

A previous demonstration for equal marriage and against bigotry in Perth