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Sydney gears up for what will be Australia's largest YES vote rally.

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Groups and individuals across the state are preparing to converge on Sydney's Town Hall tomorrow (Sunday 10th Sept) from 1pm to commence a rally and then a march down to Customs House at Circular Quay in support of the YES vote for Marriage Equality.

Recently the Australian city of Melbourne held a massive rally where the city turned out in force to show its support to treat all citizens equally - but predictions for Sydney, since the postal ballot was passed by the High Court, show that many more people will be turning out to make sure the YES voice is heard and seen.  From community groups to families, individuals and couples, it's going to be a massive event.

Speakers that will address the rally include supportive politicians, activists, and campaigners - all of whom have played a massive part in the long - very long - campaign for equality.

Make sure you head on down and show the country that YES is a supportive, respective and positive campaign.

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Kevin Rudd Undecided on if he will kill ACT Same Sex Unions

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Prime Minister Kevin Rudd says the Federal Government is still waiting on legal advice to decide if it will block an ACT law that provides for same-sex civil unions.

The ACT allows same-sex couples to recognise their relationship with a legally binding ceremony, but as it is similar to a bill the Government blocked last year because it was too similar to marriage it was initially reported this morning by ABC News.

Mr Rudd says the Government is still deciding what to do this time.

"We'll work our way through all of that once we receive the legal advice from the attorney-general's department," he said.

"Our position is that we will stick with the Marriage Act, but we'll just see what the legal advice says in terms of what's been done in the ACT.

"I don't know the outcome of that yet."

The Greens leader Bob Brown says Mr Rudd should respect the right of the ACT to make its own laws.

"It would be plain bigotry for Kevin Rudd to overturn the laws and an interference, an arrogant override of the territory's elected representatives, a democratic decision by the territory legislature," Senator Brown said.

The sheer fact that Mr Rudd is looking into turning over this legislation, shows a bigotry and complete personal denial of the equal rights of all Australians by the current prime minister of htis country.

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