A marriage equality rally will be held this Sunday in the Brisbane CBD.
The High Court began hearings into the validity of the federal government’s same-sex marriage postal survey began on Tuesday, but organisers from Equal Love Brisbane have said that regardless of the outcome a rally will be held to call for marriage equality to be legalised immediately.
Supporters will gather in Queens Park, on the corner of George and Elizabeth Street in the Brisbane CBD, from 1pm this Sunday, September 10.
“[The postal survey] is being challenged in the High Court, but if it goes ahead, we must campaign for the biggest ‘yes’ vote we can,” Equal Love Brisbane organiser Jess Payne said.
“If you want to join together with thousands of others in the fight for equality, come to this rally. We will win if we keep fighting.”
A rally will also be held at Sydney Town Hall from the 1pm on the same day. Rallies in Adelaide and Perth will also take place on September 16 and October 7, respectively.
On August 26, an estimated 15,000 Melburnians took to the streets to support the reform. Last weekend, Equal Love Canberra held what organisers said was also the biggest rally in that city’s history.
“We are determined to use the passion and enthusiasm from the rally to step up our campaign so we can achieve a resounding victory,” Equal Love Canberra organiser Con Karavias said.
More information about the Brisbane rally is available on the event’s Facebook page.