Ms Gillard’s appearance in Adelaide on Wednesday was marked by a marriage equality protest organised by Equal Love Adelaide.
About 50 people showed up to protest the PM’s stance and gathered outside Adelaide’s Bonython Hall at Adelaide University holding placards and chanting slogans in support of gay marriage.
However Gillard was a no show, dodging the protesters via a rear door.
Gillard was at the University to present the Dunstan Keynote Address- named in honour of South Australian premier Don Dunstan.
The Dunstan State Government became the first to decriminalise homosexuality in 1976 and Dunstan had a 13 year same-sex relationship with restauranteur Stephen Cheng, which only ended with his death in 1999.
A spokesman for Resistance told media that it was hypocritical for Gillard to memorialise a premier who had moved forward on gay rights when she refused to do the same on same-sex marriage.
Meanwhile Teresa Gambaro has honoured a pledge made last year and become the next Liberal member of the Federal Parliament to seek her constituents views on same-sex marriage.
Gambaro has set up a survey on her website so that constituents in her electorate of Brisbane can make their views known.
For Brisbane residents the survey can be found here- www.teresagambaro.com/out-about-in-brisbane/surveys-and-petitions/marriage-act-survey/