Organisers of Tasmania’s first Marriage Equality Beach BBQ, held in Hobart last week, have hailed the event “a great success” with more than 200 people attending. Event organiser Helen Richardson said its popularity shows marriage equality has strong community support.

“[The] BBQ sent a message to Upper House members, particularly Jim Wilkinson in whose electorate the event was held, that marriage equality has strong support across the community,” Richardson said.

“Supporters of marriage equality are saying loud and clear to legislative councillors who voted against the legislation, that we are in 2012 not 1912.

“It’s time all Tasmanians, regardless of sexual orientation, are able to marry their life partner.”

Australian Marriage Equality national convenor Rodney Croome and Rainbow Labor’s Robbie Moore spoke at the event.

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