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Clinton and Callum’s special day: ‘Love conquers all’ (Video)

Sunday, April 21, 2013

On November 16, 2012, Australians Clinton Bryan and Callum Mathieson were married in Sydney. While they know that technically they did not get “married,” because same-sex marriage is not yet legal in Australia, their special day was treated as such by a supportive network of family and friends.

Clinton and Callum share their story “with a hope that in some small way this may help someone struggling with their sexuality or bullying by showing them an example of what could be if they just stay strong — a sort of ‘It gets better’ message.”

“While this was such a personal and special day for Callum and I, we understand that what it represents is bigger than us.” says Clinton.

“If sharing it helps anyone with their current views or encourages them to be brave, it was worth it. Hopefully Australia will take New Zealand’s new development on marriage equality on board and into their own view, opinions and discussions.”

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8 more reader comments:

  1. Hopefully Australia will get on the bandwagon now that NZ has. Otherwise, Oz is going to be the last of the “Old” Commonwealth countries to enact marriage equality.

    Posted on Sunday, April 21, 2013 at 8:45pm
  2. The only things I know about Australia are ABBA, Kylie Minogue, ABBA, Pricilla Queen of the Desert and ABBA. Stereotypes, I know, but that’s like America not having guns. Equality in Aust!

    Posted on Sunday, April 21, 2013 at 8:56pm
  3. Great vid, congrats to you both and wishes for a long and happy life!

    Posted on Sunday, April 21, 2013 at 9:06pm
  4. Brought tears to my eyes!!!

    Posted on Monday, April 22, 2013 at 1:45am
  5. Jonathan Ray Cerda….ABBA was a SWEDISH band, NOT AUSTRALIAN

    Posted on Monday, April 22, 2013 at 3:04am
  6. Very touching and beautiful story. What got to me was when the officiant said “You are now Partners for life.” How about “Spouses” for life…..maybe someday soon Australia….someday soon. Congrats to the the two of you Clinton & Callum!

    Posted on Monday, April 22, 2013 at 3:42am
  7. No idea if they’ll see this, but I’m very grateful to these two wonderful guys in sharing their special day, and exposing their very real emotions to the rest of us. Best wishes to the both of you as you continue your incredible life together.

    Posted on Monday, April 22, 2013 at 6:48am
  8. Thanks Trent Menssen. I saw your post.

    Posted on Monday, April 22, 2013 at 2:37pm