Australian PM To Host Dinner For Lesbians And Gays



Salon Staff
February 21, 2012 4:36AM (UTC)

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Prime Minister Julia Gillard will host a dinner for two lesbian couples and a pair of gay men at her official residence after an activist group won a charity auction.

The couples will use the dinner in the national capital Canberra on Tuesday to lobby the prime minister to allow gay marriage.

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Melbourne butcher John Dini told Australian Broadcasting Corp. that the dinner put a human face on the issue. Dini will attend the dinner with his partner of nine years, Steve Russell, a pair of lesbian university professors from Brisbane and a lesbian couple with two children from Sydney.

The activist group GetUp! paid 31,000 Australian dollars ($33,270) for the dinner at the Press Gallery of Australia annual charity ball in June last year.


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