Brisbane Marriage Equality Rally, 2017

On September 10, 2017, thousands turned out for a rally in Brisbane’s CBD in support of marriage equality.

Group of demonstrators with banner at Marriage Equality Rally, Brisbane, Queensland, 10 September 2017. John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland. Image 31233

Group of demonstrators with banner at Marriage Equality Rally, Brisbane, Queensland, 10 September 2017. John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland. Image 31233

The Brisbane Marriage Equality Rally was in response to the Australian Marriage Law Postal Survey, a national survey conducted by the Australian Bureau of Statistics to gauge public support for the legalisation of same-sex marriage.

Brisbane Marriage Equality Rally protesters in Queens Gardens, Brisbane, Queensland, 10 September 2017. John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland. Image 31233-0001-0001

Brisbane Marriage Equality Rally protesters in Queens Gardens, Brisbane, Queensland, 10 September 2017. John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland. Image 31233-0001-0001

SLQ’s Visual Media Technician, Josie Huang was present during the event and captured a series of images and video. This collection can be viewed online via our One Search catalogue.

Large crowd gathered for Marriage Equality Rally in Queens Gardens, Brisbane, Queensland, 10 September 2017. Image 31233-0001-0010

Large crowd gathered for Marriage Equality Rally in Queens Gardens, Brisbane, Queensland, 10 September 2017. Image 31233-0001-0010

The results of the survey, released on November 15, 2017, found 61.6% of respondents were in favour of legalising same-sex marriage. From December 9, same-sex marriage became legal in Australia with the commencement of the Marriage Amendment (Definition and Religious Freedoms) Act 2017.

Marriage Equality Rally protester holding Vote Yes For Love sign, Brisbane, Queensland, 10 September 2017. John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland. Image 31233-0001-0013

Marriage Equality Rally protester holding Vote Yes For Love sign, Brisbane, Queensland, 10 September 2017. John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland. Image 31233-0001-0013

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Myles Sinnamon – Engagement Officer, State Library of Queensland