FEATH­ER­ING THEIR NEST AT LAST

The Courier-Mail - - NEWS - VANESSA MARSH

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.

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