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Australia: A thousand people rally for marriage equality in Sydney

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  1. I think a rally for marriage equality is what is needed in all citied in Australia. Our politicians are dragging their feet on this one. What I can’t understand is, our Prime Minister is a woman, who isn’t married, she lives with her male partner, has no children and is an atheist… yet she doesn’t support, marriage equality! I do believe that most Australian politicians are just pandering to the vocal minority for fear that they’ll lose votes. Perhaps they should realize that there would be more votes (and respect) to be had in support of marriage equality!

  2. I think a rally for marriage equality is what is needed in all citied in Australia. Our politicians are dragging their feet on this one. What I can’t understand is, our Prime Minister is a woman, who isn’t married, she lives with her male partner, has no children and is an atheist… yet she doesn’t support, marriage equality! I do believe that most Australian politicians are just pandering to the vocal minority for fear that they’ll lose votes. Perhaps they should realize that there would be more votes (and respect) to be had in support of marriage equality!

  3. Sydney has a massive gay population, the biggest gay population in the southern hemisphere, so I don’t agree that only 1000 people turning up on a lovely Sunday afternoon in spring “sends a strong message that we will not be giving up or going away just because parliament refused to give us the equal rights we are entitled to”!

    Where were all the other thousands of gay men and women of Sydney? Sunning themselves on the beaches?

    1. It is a pretty poor turnout for a city with a population of 4.6 million and, I suspect, entirely unrepresentative of the numbers who really do support equal marriage.

  4. Marriage equality is great for the bourgeoisie who can afford such follies. What they never think about is the old age pensioners who have lost money because the government decided to recognise “de facto” same sex relationships. They didn’t think about the disabled LGBT. They didn’t think about the generations of Gay men and Lesbians who have had to live their lives in the closet for fear of reprisals who now have to out themselves.

    All this, so a bunch of young kids can feel like they are a part of a society who really doesn’t like them for who they are in the first place.

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