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20,000 rally for gay marriage

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Supporters hold placards as they attend a same-sex marriage rally in Sydney.

SYDNEY (Reuters) – More than 20,000 people rallied in Sydney yesterday urging the legalisation of same-sex marriage, days ahead of a contentious postal survey on the issue that has divided the country. Organisers said the gathering was Australia’s largest gay rights demonstration, as a diverse range of people clad in rainbow colours converged on the heart of the city to insist on equal rights. “We’re blown away by the response,” Cat Rose from Community Action Against Homophobia said. “The force we’ve shown today puts us in
a good stead to win this battle over the next couple of months.” Though the postal ballot is non-binding, a “yes” vote is expected to lead to the legalisation of same-sex marriage which
could further fracture the government of Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull.

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