FEATHERING THEIR NEST AT LAST
A QUEENSLAND couple who became the face of the same-sex marriage laws have tied the knot in an emotional ceremony in Brisbane.
Scott D’Amico and Brad Harker unexpectedly became the face of the “Yes” vote when images of their emotional reaction on learning the postal vote result at a rally in Queens Gardens last November went viral, dominating front pages across the globe.
The now Mr and Mr Harker said “I do” in front of 200 guests at Brisbane’s Broadway Chapel last week.
“We had both Yes and No voters present, however, they showed their love and support despite their views on marriage equality,” Scott said.
“There was not a dry eye in the chapel and it was intimate, inclusive and heartfelt.”
In a fitting tribute to their years campaigning for marriage equality, the pair each wore handmade feather capes during the ceremony.
“These are the same feathers we wore in countless gay parade marches advocating for marriage equality across the globe,” Brad said. “Thank God, Australians did vote Yes. I feel overwhelmed with joy for our wedding and we thank you all for allowing it to occur.”
HAPPY DAY: Scott D'Amico and Brad Harker; and (inset) the couple on the front page.