Three gay couples from around Australia will join Prime Minister Julia Gillard at the Lodge tomorrow night for their promised dinner-date.

Marriage equality advocates say they are looking forward to the opportunity to break bread with the Prime Minister to put forward their case to legalise gay marriage.

Last year grassroots campaign group GetUp! successfully bid $31,000 for the intimate dinner with Gillard as part of the Canberra Press Gallery’s Midwinter Charity Ball.

Australian Marriage Equality (AME) national spokesperson Alex Greenwich, also attending the dinner, said he was looking forward to the night.

“We will share with Prime Minister why celebrating the meaning of marriage is so important to all Australians, including gay Australians,” Greenwich said.

“We also hope to use the dinner to alleviate any concerns that the Prime Minister may have around the issues of religious freedoms and protections.”

The three couples are from Victoria, NSW and Queensland.

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