Marriage equality has become a major issue in Australia. As it should.
Despite the Sydney Mardi Gras and all that legally Australia has until, er, now been in the Jurassic era vs LGBT equality.
Prior to the annual conference of the governing Australian Labor Party (ALP) rallies and protests were held and they produced the most odd compromise of"removing the explicit definition of marriage being between a man and a woman from its national platform" but still remaining opposed to marriage equality and promising national civil partnerships.
The antagonistic attitude of religious PM Kevin Rudd to marriage equality reminds one of the attitude of religious PM Tony Blair: 'separate but equal = good enough'.
Advocates of marriage equality produced some of the best adverts for it (in a great Aussie stylee) which I think I've ever seen. Take a look (and learn, Californians):