VERONICAS TO ATTEND BRISBANE MARRIAGE EQUALITY RALLY THIS WEEKEND


Pop superstars The Veronicas will be the special guests at a marriage equality rally to be held this Saturday 8 August at Brisbane’s Queens Park where they will address the thousands of people who are expected to take to the streets in a sea of rainbow.

The twin sisters Lisa and Jessica Origliasso have been long time advocates for the LGBTI community, with their most recent hit single ‘If You Love Someone’ written as an anthem for equality.

The Veronicas will also be joined by a number of community leaders on the day who will lead the call for equality including Black Comedy star Steven Oliver, and prominent lawyer and LGBTI activist Stephen Page.

Equal Love representative Jessica Payne told QNews that it is now more important than ever before for people who support marriage equality to get out and make their voices heard.

“Since the recent victories in Ireland and America, momentum has grown in Australia for the Government to remove discrimination from the Marriage Act,” Payne said.

“A clear majority of Australians support this issue and are coming out on Saturday to put pressure on the politicians. The rally will be taking place the weekend before Parliament resumes, with a cross party bill for Marriage Equality expected to be tabled.”

The Equal Love rally for marriage equality will be held from 1:00pm this Saturday 8 August at Queens Park, Cnr George & Elizabeth Street, Brisbane CBD. Speeches are set to take place approximately 2:00pm with the march scheduled for 2:30pm.