Perth rallies for equal marriage

November 26, 2012
Video: Rally for equal marriage rights Nov 24. YouTube/GreenLeftOnline.

Between three and four hundred people marched through the streets of Perth on November 24 in the latest rally for marriage equality.

Speakers noted that recent votes in federal parliament had not resulted in equal marriage rights in Australia yet, however, internationally and locally the momentum is building.

Local politicians Lynn MacLaren (Greens) and John Hyde (ALP) both congratulated protesters but advocated votes for their own parties as the way to ensure marriage equality is won. By contrast, Equal Love WA representatives put the emphasis on continued mobilisations to pressure the government for change.

You need Green Left, and we need you!

Green Left is funded by contributions from readers and supporters. Help us reach our funding target.

Make a One-off Donation or choose from one of our Monthly Donation options.

Become a supporter to get the digital edition for $5 per month or the print edition for $10 per month. One-time payment options are available.

You can also call 1800 634 206 to make a donation or to become a supporter. Thank you.