As of Saturday, 94 gay and lesbian
couples have invited Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott to attend
their upcoming nuptials.
The Australian Parliament is expected
to take up next month a proposed bill that would allow gay couples to
marry in Australia.
Abbott, an opponent of marriage
equality, is being called on to allow his Coalition MPs a conscience
vote on the issue.
The website InviteTony.com
encourages gay couples to invite the prime minister to their upcoming
marriage ceremonies, and nearly 100 have.
The website sends personalized “Save
the Date” cards to Abbott and guests on behalf of couples who
connect via Facebook. People can also show their support by “joining
the guest list.”
The Australian law firm Maurice
Blackburn is behind the campaign.