On Saturday 3rd December, around 6000 supporters of equal marriage rights from across the country gathered in Sydney outside the Labor Party conference as they debate their policy on marriage.
City of Sydney Lord Mayor Clover Moore addressed the crowds at Hyde Park before the march with her blessings “The City is behind you”. Australian Greens Senator Sarah Hanson-Young said the Greens intended to introduce a bill to both houses of federal parliament on February 1 to legalise gay marriage. “I stand before you as a straight woman … I believe my rights are your rights,” she told the crowd.
Once the rally reached Darling Harbour the numbers grew as conference delegates, well-wishers and onlookers joined in. Several senior Labor figures, including Transport Minister Anthony Albanese and Senator Doug Cameron, both supporters of gay marriage, joined the crowd. Click here for a full gallery of images from the march.