Sunday, October 4, 2009

A Year of Action for Gay Marriage in Australia – by Michael A. Jones –

How do you follow up a successful day of action in support of gay marriage? If you're activists in Australia, you turn that whole day of action into a whole year of action.

Marriage equality advocates in Australia are preparing to launch a new campaign, "A Year of Action for Same-Sex Marriage," on November 28, following up on a day of action in support of marriage earlier this summer that saw the largest marriage equality rallies in Australia's history.

That November 28 date is two days after a marriage equality bill is to be tabled in the Australian Senate. The bill, which would legalize same-sex marriage in Australia, has reportedly received more submissions of any Senate inquiry than any other bill in the history of Australia. The number of submissions favoring marriage equality alone stands at over 10,000. Read complete article – by Michael A.

(Michael is the Communications Director for the Human Rights Program at Harvard Law School, and previously was Communications Director for Pax Christi USA, a progressive Catholic human rights organization.)

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