Celebrating Equality

Around 10,000 people flooded Sydney's CBD to celebrate the success of the YES campaign for same sex marriage.

61.1% of respondents voted in favour of marriage equality in the government's postal survey.

Starting from Taylor square, crowds spilt onto Oxford Street, Sydney's famed LGBTQIA+ district and marched to Hyde Park, dancing to mobile sound systems and celebrating deep into the night.

But the battle is not quite won, with conservative politicians attempting to stymie legislation for marriage equality and roll back anti-discrimination laws. Meanwhile, other human rights issues in Australia still await redress: Aboriginal sovereignty, refugee protection, equal pay for women, labour rights and a slew of environmental issues.

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