Scenes from this evening’s rally before QLD Parliament House in support of Deputy Premier Andrew Fraser’s private members bill to create same-sex civil unions in Queensland.
The bill is being debated in the Parliament from 7.30pm. The fact that the Premier was prepared to speak at the rally suggests confidence that the bill will pass the floor of the House. Debate is proceeding.
Speakers at the rally included the Premier Anna Bligh, Deputy Premier Andrew Fraser (the bill’s sponsor), Brisbane Central MP Grace Grace, (and here is where I need some QLD locals to crowdsource a few names for me in the comments…) a ZZZ Presenter, the convenor of PFLAG in QLD, and several others (sorry, this citizen journalist pleads leaving for the airport at 5.30am in defence of missing names!)
Well, I never thought I would ever say this…GO QUEENSLAND!!