Equal Love 'Wedding Rehearsal' in Bourke Street Mall - Melbourne, 10 August 2011

Leading up to the rally planned for Saturday 13 August marking the 7th anniversary of the re-writing of the Marriage Act to exclude same-sex couples, Equal Love held a mid-week 'Wedding Rehearsal' in the Bourke Street Mall today, Wednesday.

It was a very small affair but attracted a lot of attention, no doubt helped by the presence of a suitably dressed 'bride' and very young attendants, who also took a turn with the leafletting. Whether rain kept possible participants away is hard to say, but preparations for the main rally are certainly not being helped by the unexplained disappearance of the Equal Love website - there remains, however, a Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=112539578827819

Equal Love convenor Ali Hogg addressed passers-by, as did the 'representative of the clergy'; Ali has also given a recent interview to Melbourne Community Voice - http://www.mcv.gaynewsnetwork.com.au/features/wedding-belle-009171.html

MC at the upcoming rally will be Tracy Bartram, and there is an interview with her on http://www.samesame.com.au/news/local/7090/Tracy-Bartram-to-host-Equal-L...

The rally has also been advertised on Melbourne Indymedia's Event Calendar: http://indymedia.org.au/equal-love-rally-mid-winter-vows-in-melbourne