Australia’s Touching Marriage Equality Ad

GetUp! Action for Australia has produced this touching video of a young couple sharing their lives with each other from a day at the beach to personal tragedies, birthdays, and finally the marriage proposal:

Marriage equality is a hotly contested issue in Australia, where some 62 percent of voters now support marriage equality. Last week, Prime Minister Julia Gillard of the Australian Labor Party announced that she would support a conscience vote on same-sex marriage, but would not favor including marriage equality in the party’s platform. A conscience vote could doom the effort because Labor MPs would be split, while the Coalition — a group of center-right parties — would vote against it. (HT: Kevin Farrell)