Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard has reportedly given her word to religious groups that they will have the “freedom” under a new rights bill, to discriminate against gay people, and other people deemed sinners.
At Parliament House this evening the Prime Minister met a range of advocates for reform to hear their views and to answer their questions about her stated opposition to the issue. It was the first time an Australian Prime Minister has formally met advocates for marriage equality.
Marriage equality advocates are deeply disappointed that Prime Minister, Julia Gillard, has indicated she may not respect a motion at December's National Labor Conference in favour of allowing same-sex marriages. >>>
As part of the Federal Press Gallery's Mid-Winter Ball Charity Auction, GetUp and Australian Marriage Equality bid for and won dinner at The Lodge with Julia Gillard - a
prize they intend to give to couples in same-sex relationships, to make the case for marriage equality. >>>