Sometimes the unlikeliest alliances are formed by happenstance.
That’s what Aaron Huntsman and Christine Forster found out last week when Forster and her significant other, Virginia Edwards, went to the Aqua nightclub on Duval Street in Key West. Forster — a Sydney, Australia, councilwoman and sister to Australia Prime Minister Tony Abbott — says she and Edwards just wanted to see a drag show.
What they got in addition to that was advice about convincing people that same-sex marriage is OK. Perfect timing, really: Australia’s Parliament is set to vote in August on whether to allow same-sex marriage. The U.S. Supreme Court ruled it constitutional in this country on June 26.
“There are a few steps to get through,” Forster said Friday of same-sex marriage in Australia before flying home. “The next few weeks are going to be crunch time.”