The group Australian Marriage Equality has decided to back Labor Party candidate Kevin Rudd for Prime Minister over Julia Gillard, after Rudd, who opposed gay marriage during his last term, reversed himself and came out in support. Gay Star News reports:
Australia’s biggest gay marriage lobby group are backing former prime minister Kevin Rudd to takeover the leadership of the Labor party and the country, ousting Julia Gillard. As campaigning for the general election on 14 September heats up, speculation is emerging about the long-running rivalry between Gillard and Rudd… National director of Australia Marriage Equality (AME) Rodney Croome said it was ‘crucial’ for legalizing gay marriage to have support from the country’s leader, as shown by recent successes in New Zealand and France.
The “liberal” Prime Minister, Julia Gillard, has steadfastly refused to support marriage equality – it’s ironic that gay rights campaigners find themselves turning to a conservative to try to get marriage equality passed.