(LATIMESBLOGS.LATIMES) — Gay couples in Australia wanted to get the ear of the prime minister who opposes same-sex marriage. So they paid more than $33,000 to share her table.
The Australian activist group GetUp! bought dinner with Prime Minister Julia Gillard at a charity auction last year. The couples finally dined with Gillard on Tuesday at her official home in Canberra.
Beforehand, 12-year-old Matthew Miller gave Gillard flowers and letters from him and his younger brother, saying why they wanted their mothers to get married, the Associated Press reported.
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“They're basically being called not normal and we're not known as a proper family,” the news agency quoted him as saying.