Taking their place on the public altar among the crowd of smooching newlyweds, Melbourne couple Cath Jamison and Nic Peters found it difficult to understand why their marriage should not be legal.

Jamison, 44 and Peters, 29 tied the -˜illegal’ knot on Saturday with 65 other couples in a public display to demand the same marriage rights every heterosexual couple in Australia takes for granted.

The pair have been together for a year and a half and are baffled about why their political leaders care so much about their right to marry they should choose to ban it.

-œWe’re here because we wanted to support the day. It’s ridiculous we can’t get married if we want to, Peters told Southern Star.

It was their mutual creativity that sparked the relationship which started on the internet and led to their first date at a vineyard.

Jamison is a magician and Peters works in the music industry -” the pair moved in together after five months and recently celebrated their one-year anniversary at a haunted bed’n’breakfast in Dubbo.

The couple now share three doves, one dog, a cat and two fish but, according to the Government, for the time being at least, they cannot share wedding vows.

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