Sunday, November 29, 2009
Some of the crowd at the Brisbane Equal Love: Equal Rights rally
Another view of the crowd at the Brisbane Equal Loves: Equal Rights rally
Now that the Senate Committee has buried the Greens’ attempt to have equal rights in marriage, along party lines, the public push to change the Marriage Act is underway. Yesterday 2000 people reportedly rallied around the nation for the changes in the Equal Love: Equal Rights campaign.
In Brisbane about 250 people rallied in oppressive heat to listen to various speakers including PFLAG spokeswoman Shelley Argent. Shelley told the crowd, most of whom were under 25, that if they wanted to have the law changed then they needed to lobby politicians consistently to achieve that change, including by regularly writing letters to MP’s, as politicians ultimately listen to the people.