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Thousands march in rally for ‘yes’ vote on same-sex marriage in Australia

Thousands march in rally for ‘yes’ vote on same-sex marriage in Australia

Marriage equality in Melbourne Australia

Over 15,000 people marched in Melbourne this weekend for a ‘yes’ vote in an upcoming marriage equality public vote.

Decked in rainbow colors and sassy slogans, the protestors gathered around the State Library to send a strong message of support.

Ali Hogg, Equal Love campaigner and organizer of the event said it was the second biggest marriage equality rally ever.

She said: ‘It’s an amazing turnout… we are so elated.

‘After today we are very confident that we can get a majority voting “yes” for this survey,’ she added.

Federal Labor frontbencher Mark Dreyfus said it’s a matter of time until marriage equality is achieved in Australia.

‘It’s going to happen,’ he told the crowd. ‘It’s either going to happen through this process, or whatever process by a private member’s bill.’

Enrolment for voting in the non-compulsory marriage equality plebiscite closed on Thursday (24 August).

Then the Australian Electoral Commission released figures on Friday showing 90,000 new voters registered ahead of the survey.

There’s an impassioned push for the ‘yes’ campaign, so here’s the best signs we saw on the day.

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NOW! #voteyes

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Damn straight.

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And our very own journalist, Shannon Power!