GAY MARRIAGE may soon become legal in South Australia and Tasmania, but is likely to face a High Court challenge.
On Saturday, state premier Jay Weatherill told the crowd outside Parliament House that he would be supporting a Greens bill to make gay marriage legal in South Australia.
The week before Tasmanian Premier Lara Giddings announced that her state would legalise gay marriage and be ready for an immediate High Court challenge.
Federal Parliament is said to be considering two bills on gay marriage, but the South Australian push will go ahead whatever the outcome.
"People should be entitled to express their own identity in any way they wish and the law shouldn't become a barrier to prevent them from doing that," Mr Weatherill said.
"So from my perspective, it's a simple question of the dignity of the individual.”
Labour MPs will be allowed a conscience vote on the issue.
The rally had been organised by Equal Love Adelaide as part of a national day of action marking eight years since John Howard changed the Federal Marriage Act to expressly forbid same-sex marriage.
About 200 people turned out for the event in Adelaide which included a symbolic and illegal marriage ceremony for same-sex couples.
The ceremony was conducted by Revered Susan Wickham of the Church of the Trinity.
Despite the prescence of Adelaide Street Church heckling participants from the side of the rally, spirits of the rainbow army could not be dampened.
OWT was there to catch images of the rally...