Australian progressive group GetUp has
released a gay marriage ad which features a young male gay couple
sharing their lives.
In the nearly 2-minute ad, which plays
more like a short film, Paul is seen meeting someone on a boat.
Birthdays, rollercoaster rides and days at the beach follow. In the
film's final frames, Paul's companion is finally revealed as an
overjoyed Paul gets down on one knee and proposes marriage to his
boyfriend. (The video is embedded in the right panel of this page.
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is lobbying the Australian Labor Party (ALP), the nation's dominant
party, to support gay marriage in its platform with an online
petition campaign. The party is scheduled to vote on the issue
during its 46th National Conference, which opens next
Friday in Sydney. GetUp will deliver the petition to lawmakers at
Prime Minister Julia Gillard, who heads
the ALP, recently announced that she would support a conscience vote
on the issue but added she remains opposed to the legalization of gay
marriage and a change in her party's platform.
Recent polls show a majority (62%) of
Australians support marriage equality.
Collins tells Julia Gillard to 'get with the times' on gay marriage.)