AUSTRALIA: Canberra Airport Lights Up In Rainbow To Greet MPs Arriving For Same-Sex Marriage Bill [VIDEO]

The Sydney Morning Herald reports:

Canberra Airport has been lit up in rainbow colours to greet federal MPs flying into the capital, ahead of the introduction of a cross-party bill to support gay marriage expected this fortnight. And Australian Marriage Equality’s new national campaign slogan, #WeCanDoThis, is also on display with hopes the momentum in the community for same-sex marriage will lead to change within weeks. High-profile Australians, including AFL players Josh Bruce and Matt Spangher, actor Hugo Weaving and television news reader Chris Bath are featuring in ads to be broadcast from Sunday, calling on Parliament to stop stalling on the issue. The Snow family, which owns and operates Canberra’s airport, have become the latest businesspeople to join more than 500 organisations in urging Parliament to endorse marriage equality once and for all.

Yesterday tens of thousands rallied in support of the bill in several major Australian cities.

  • StraightGrandmother

    This is great! I wonder how Evan Wolfson is enjoying Oz? Ya think?

  • Gene

    Abbot must be sitting in shock. the anti equality types can never get it into their heads that most people are not on board with their view on Equality. with luck, this will be passed and sent to the Gov Gens desk for signing very, very soon. Only Italy will, among major Western nations, have no protections for Gay couples. there will be a lot more blue on the world map soon.

  • Webslinger

    LEGALISING gay marriage would give a billion dollar boost to Australia’s faltering retail and tourism industries.

    Also it is the right thing to do…

    http://www.news.com.au/lifestyle/relationships/legalising-gay-marriage-could-give-the-economy-a-1-billion-boost/story-fnet09y4-1226699929512

  • Looks great and it’s well past time for Australia to get on board with marriage equality. On a related note with several US focused marriage equality groups closing their doors after we won on marriage equality in the US perhaps it is time to form and an international group that can work with local activists and help channel resources and experience into these debates.