A pin could have been heard dropping in Sydney’s Prince Alfred Park in the moments before the result of the postal vote on marriage equality was announced on the morning of November 15. Lovers stood with their faces pressed into each other’s chests, whitened knuckles held shaking hands, friends stood shoulder-to-shoulder and rainbow families held each other in tight embraces. Even the blustering wind that had dishevelled our stall all morning seemed to have been holding its breath. All was silent as we braced for the result. Thousands more were gathered in major cities across the country. The crowd continued to grow larger still in those moments as more and more people streamed into the park to witness the making of history. Then the announcement rang out: 61.6% voted Yes to marriage equality and only 38.4% voted No. We won!
November 18 / Green Left Weekly