Perth: Hundreds demand marriage equality

Marching for equal marriage rights in Perth on November 6, 2010. Photo: Alex Bainbridge

See a photo slilde show of the rally here.

Hundreds of people took to the streets of Perth for the fourth time this year to protest against the federal government’s same-sex marriage ban. The November 6 rally 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 of the crowd were young people disgusted by the government's ongoing refusal to allow same-sex couples the right to marry. People turned up with home-made signs, with statements such as "I want hot gay sex on my honeymoon". Another pointed out that Liza Minnelli was able to marry two gay men in her life but 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.