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Sunday, 16 May 2010

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Australians all let us rejoice, for we are young and free

Gay couples locked lips in the national capital in a romantic protest aimed at winning the right to get married.

About 200 people attended the event, which was organised in Civic by Equal Love Canberra - and at least a dozen of them took up the challenge to kiss for a minute.

The 'kiss-in' was held to mark the International Day Against Homophobia.

Canberra resident Evan Gallagher married his partner David Mills in a religious ceremony in a Quaker church three years ago, but the marriage cannot be legally recognised.

Evan Gallagher say, "we're still waiting for legal recognition of our marriage, it seems incongruous to us, our family recognises our marriage, our friends recognise our marriage, our church recognises our marriage, but our country doesn't."

Laws prevent the marriage of same-sex couples.

Mr Gallagher said this made him feel like a 'second-class citizen'.

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