Gay mum marches on PM lunch for marriage equality
GAY woman Kirsty Patten doesn't want to get married but she is passionate about creating that option.
She was part of a large group of residents who met in Noosa yesterday to ensure visiting Prime Minister Tony Abbott knew of their push for marriage equality.
"I know that Noosa council say that it's a Federal issue but I believe council showing their support shows that the groundswell of the community are supporting it and then they take that to the State and Federal (level)."
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The Noosa woman said she saw yesterday's march through town to where the PM was having lunch, as an opportunity to open the marriage union debate.
"I'm a gay woman with a child.
"Would I get married? Probably not.
"But, I would have the choice, which is the big message that we are trying to show," she said.
"More people are seeing it and more people are able to line the streets and say 'yeah, you know what, we agree with that'.
"We hope that message then gets on to the people who can make the decisions to change the legislation."