Australian comedians will come out in force for marriage equality next week.

Rallies are set to take place around Australia next Saturday, May 12 to call for Australia to end the ban on same-sex marriage.

Comedian and host of Channel Ten’s The Project Charlie Pickering will join fellow comic Tommy Little to call for change at the Melbourne event in front of the State Library.

Federal Greens MP Adam Bandt will also address Melbourne crowds, alongside Australian Marriage Equality (AME) spokesman Carl Katter, Workers Out! spokesman Ben Convey, PFLAG Victoria representative Kerrie Bietzel and Equal Love’s Ali Hogg, Louise O’Shea and Anthony Wallace.

In Sydney, openly gay comic Tom Ballard will rally the troops with past Good News Week regular Claire Hooper.

For rally times and locations, see the information below:

All rallies on Saturday May 12, 2012

Melbourne
Details: State Library, 1pm

Sydney
Details Sydney Town Hall, 1pm

Brisbane
Details: Queens Park, CBD, 1pm

Perth
Details: Stirling Gardens, CBD, 1pm

Canberra
Details: Petrie Plaza, 1pm

Adelaide
Details: Parliament House, CBD, 1pm

Hobart
Details: University of Tasmania, Sandy Bay, 1pm

INFO: www.australianmarriageequality.com

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