Wikipedia Biography [with Astrology notes by Sy Scholfield]
Rodney Croome AM is the spokesperson for the Tasmanian Gay and Lesbian Rights Group, and one of the founders of the Australian Coalition for Equality (ACE) [Aries Ascendant ruled by pioneering Mars in Aries which quincunxes his Pluto-Uranus (Sexual-Equality) conjunction] .
He fronted the successful campaign to decriminalise homosexuality in Tasmania, which until May 1, 1997 was a criminal offense punishable by up to 25 years in jail. That campaign saw Tasmanian activists take their case to the United Nations (Toonen v Australia), the Federal Government and the High Court [Capricorn is the sign associated with big government. Croome has his South Node conjunct the MC in this sign, plus Pluto in a Capricorn decan]
He has also been the editor of Tasmanian literary magazine Island.
In early 2004, Croome predicted that the Howard Government would legislate to rule out the possibility for same-sex marriage. On 13 August 2004, such a law was passed by the government, with support from the then Labor Opposition [Same sex marriage rights are an important and personal issue for Croome: he has partnership sign, Libra, on his 7th cusp [house of relationships] ruled by Eris which forms a conjunction with his Ascendant and its ruler, Mars] .
Croome continues to advocate marriage equality and other LGBT causes [His unaspected Sun in Aries will keep him powering on!!].