Saturday, November 6, 2010

Perth rally for equal marriage rights

Hundreds of people took to the streets of Perth for the fourth time this year to protest against the Labor-Liberal same-sex marriage ban. The latest rally took place on Sat 6 November and heard from speakers including Kitty Hawkins representing GALE (Gay and Lesbian Equality), Rebecca Leighton from the Greens and a representative from the State School Teachers' Union.

Most participants were young people disgusted by the government's ongoing refusal to allow same-sex couples the right to marry if they wish.

People turned up with home-made signs such as "I want hot gay sex on my honeymoon" and pointing out that Liza Minelli was able to marry two gay men in her life but that a man in Australia doesn't even have the right to marry one!

The rally was organised by Equal Love which won an award at the recent Pride parade for the best float by a small group.

Socialist Alliance had a successful stall with colourful rainbow placards saying "I support equal marriage rights".