A man and a woman got married in Australia on Friday, to protest against the country’s lack of equal marriage.
The award winning comedians, who both happen to be gay, tied the knot in a ceremony at the International Comedy Festival club on Friday evening. When it was time for Zoe Coombs Marr and Rhys Nicholson to kiss, the pair each turned to their respective same-sex partner to kiss them instead.
The two staged the wedding to highlight the lack of equality in Australia.
“Coombs Marr was like, ‘I’ve been thinking about it, I think we should get married’. And then we had to tell our partners. My partner was in Edinburgh with his mother and he had to tell her his partner was getting married to a woman. It’s a radical act, and it’s not that often you get the opportunity to do that. I love weddings, it’s a big event for a family and this is serious stuff, but at the same time, we can’t do it and we’re queer, and we have a history of making mockeries of shit that excludes us,” Nicholson said.
The wedding had protesters there who were opposed to same-sex weddings who chanted “Leftie scum!”, over and over, wearing Australian flags, and causing fisticuffs.