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Sydney Star Observer: Protesters to target Prime Minister Julia Gillard in Melbourne

Protesters to target Prime Minister Julia Gillard in Melbourne
from Sydney Star Observer, September 15, 2011

Marriage equality protesters are set to target Prime Minister Julia Gillard this month when she attends a lunch at the Park Hyatt, Melbourne.

Equal Love convenor Ali Hogg said the marriage equality group will join forces with the Refugee Action Collective on September 28 to protest against Gillard’s continued opposition to same-sex marriage and the Government’s treatment of refugees.

“With the Government coming under pressure from ultra-conservatives such as the Australian Christian Lobby and Joe de Bruyn from the SDA [Shop, Distributive and Allied Employees Union] it is important that those supporters of marriage equality keep up pressure on Gillard to show that the majority of Australians support marriage equality and it’s about time the ALP listens to our voices,” Hogg said.

“With the ALP National Conference creeping up, we need to go all-out to get the message out that we are not going away until the Government grants marriage equality.

“We will not accept civil unions or a conscience vote but full marriage equality and we want Gillard to hear this message loud and clear.”

The protest is scheduled for 11.30am.

Equal Love is also urging protesters to head to Sydney later this year to join a mass rally outside the ALP National Conference on December 3.

 

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