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Sydney park becomes ‘Equality Green’ to celebrate equal marriage success

Sydney park becomes ‘Equality Green’ to celebrate equal marriage success

LGBTI rights supporters gather to hear Australias marriage equality survey at Sydney's Prince Alfred Park (Photo: Twitter)

The City of Sydney has renamed part of a park ‘Equality Green’ to commemorate Australia’s LGBTI community’s landmark win in a marriage equality survey last year.

More than 30,000 supporters of equal marriage gathered at the park on 15 November 2017 to hear the results of the controversial postal survey.

‘Love had won a landslide victory’ Sydney Lord Mayor Clover Moore wrote on Twitter on Monday (29 October).

Moore announced her intention to ask the Council to name the south-western lawn of Prince Alfred Park ‘Equality Green’ in commemoration.

Later on Monday, she announced the Council had ‘enthusiastically and unanimously’ backed her minute.

Australia’s controversial equal marriage postal survey took place in Autumn 2017.

After a period of ugly campaigning, Almost 80% of eligible voters – about 12.6 million people – submitted their opinion in the non-compulsory, non-binding postal survey.

More than 61% of people voted in favor of changing the law to allow same-sex couples to marry. Parliament then legislated to allow same-sex marriages in December.

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