Local Government Association members support marriage equality


The Australian Local Government Association have passed a motion at their annual conference in support of marriage equality with a strong majority at their National General Assembly.

The association is the national voice of local government, representing 560 councils across our nation.

The motion read; “That this National General Assembly call on the Federal Government to treat with dignity and respect all members of the community regardless of gender or sexuality by supporting changes to the Marriage Act to achieve marriage equality for same sex couples.”

The motion will now have to go before the associations board for approval before it becomes the organisation’s official policy.

The motion was put forward by Darwin’s Lord Mayor Katrina Fong Lim. Meghan Hopper, a council at the City of Moreland in Melbourne also spoke in favour of the motion.

Australian Marriage Equality National Spokesperson, Dr Shirleene Robinson welcomed the support.

“We would like to thank the Australian Local Government Association for their strong support of  fairness and equality for every Australian.

“From the Mayor of Darwin to rural Councillors across Australia, the National Assembly sent a clear message that marriage equality is about people, and not politics.

“It is great to see our local government leaders working together to deliver such a positive and affirming message to LGBTI Australians.

“We would like to especially thank Jan Farrell, who has been the driving force behind growing local government support for marriage equality for every Australian”, Robinson concluded.

Source: AME Media Release

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