Australia: Love wins—Marriage equality forum feels the passion

Andrew Bolt derided it as a “leftie love-in” – a Guardian Australia special event on marriage equality featuring political leaders Bill Shorten and Richard Di Natale, and veteran campaigner Rodney Croome.

Why Knot? had all the hallmarks. A progressive panel of speakers, check. Gathered at an inner-city theatre, check. An audience who saw marriage equality as vital to LGBTI people’s dignity, check.

What more was there to learn about a legal change that, according to all the polling evidence, most Australians just want to be done and dusted? As speakers shared their personal anecdotes of wanting recognition for their partnerships, or facing discrimination because they were raised by gay parents, the answer was clear: unRead more via the Guardiantil marriage equality is law, there is still plenty more to say.