Three same-sex couples dined with Julia Gillard and her partner last night at The Lodge.
The couples won the exclusive dinner last year at the Press Gallery Midwinter Ball charity auction. The couples were backed by activist group GetUp!, which bid $31,000 on their behalf.
Alex Greenwich, the convenor of the group Australian Marriage Equality, was also invited along. He described the Prime Minister as “extremely welcoming”, and the conversation as “open and honest”. He also stated that, despite her personal views, the Prime Minister thinks that marriage equality is inevitable.
And the most important question is… what was on the menu? According to John Dini the couples were served a light entrée, a seafood main centring around smoked trout and liquorice allsorts ice-cream for dessert.
Listen to Fran Kelly’s interview with one of the dinner guests on Radio National Breakfast.
To find out more and read direct interviews with the guests read Gay marriage ‘inevitable’, Gillard tells guests in The Age.
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