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Sydney Mardi Gras Celebrates Gay Marriage

Tim Barlass and Alicia Wood from THE SYDNEY MORNING HERALD

Brides kissed brides and grooms kissed grooms last night, as Mardi Gras marchers made a strong stand on recognition of same-sex marriage.

With the parade theme, Say Something, about 15 wedding floats demonstrated opposition to the fact that such marriages are not recognised under Australian law.

Alex Greenwich of Australian Marriage Equality said: ”Mardi Gras delivered Julia Gillard a clear challenge: will you be the Prime Minister [who] tells the nation gay and lesbian Australians should be treated equally by the law, or will you follow in Howard’s and Rudd’s footsteps and perpetuate discrimination against us in the marriage act?”

Mardi Gras co-chairwoman Steph Sands said same-sex marriage was legal in countries as diverse as Iceland, South Africa and Sweden. ”The sky has not fallen in. The institution of marriage has not crumbled.”

Read the full article via THE SYDNEY MORNING HERALD

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