CENSUS data released last week revealed that 1338 same-sex couples travelled overseas to marry.
Local women Chiara Senzio and Melissa Saul agreed that if marriage laws do not change they would also look at getting married overseas.
“It’s not a special right for straight people to get married, so why should it be a special right for us?” Ms Saul said.
“Why should we wait for it to be legal, it should be legal now.
“It’s like telling a straight white person, they can’t marry someone who is black.”
US research published in February estimates the Australian economy loses $161 million because same sex couples travel overseas to marry.
“We all have the right to get married as long as it is to a man,” Ms Senzio said.
“But because we choose to marry a female, we can’t, it is not a privilege, we are just asking for the same rights.
“I will definitely get married one day, if I find the right person and if they don’t make it legal we’ll just go to Canada.”
A Federal Government survey on same sex marriage had more than 276 437 responses, 177 663 of these in favour of same sex marriage. Census data revealed that 32,377 Australians are in de facto same sex relationships.