Beautiful but illegal

True love does not end in wedded bliss in Australia – it’s time for change

markjattard.com

Ash Brazill plays with the Australian Diamonds netball team.

This is a video of her wedding. She married her long time partner Brooke Grieves.

From the moment I met you, you have surprised me, distracted me, captivated me and challenged me in a way that nobody had,” Ash returned her own vows. “I promise to take you seriously when you need to be taken seriously, and laugh with you for the rest of the time.

“I promise to get up and check that every door in the house is locked when you hear a noise outside, and I promise to never go to bed angry and I promise to tell you every single morning how beautiful you look. I promise to be your somebody to dance with when Whitney comes on, and sing all of the boy duets when I am needed.”

It is touching footage of the happiest day of their lives. There is lively dancing, moving speeches and quite an evident love and commitment between them.

What is frustrating is that their marriage isn’t recognised in this country.

There is a rally for equal marriage rights in Melbourne on 25 June