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Bayswater Councillor: marriage equality support is “empty symbolism”

Bayswater Councillor: marriage equality support is “empty symbolism”

Bayswater Councillor Brent Fleeton has criticised the council’s support for marriage equality describing it as “empty symbolism”. Last week the Bayswater council voted to support a motion calling on the federal government to address the issue of marriage equality via a free vote in parliament. Councillor Fleeton voted against the motion and argued that it […]

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Bayswater Councillors take to the airwaves ahead of marriage debate

Bayswater Councillors take to the airwaves ahead of marriage debate

Councillors at the City of Bayswater have taken to the airwaves to express their differing views about whether it’s appropriate for local government to advocate for marriage equality. Councillor Catherine Ehrhardt has put forward a motion calling on the city to show it’s support for marriage equality and push for a free vote in federal […]

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Catherine Ehrhardt on why local government should support marriage equality

Bayswater Councillor Catherine Ehrhardt¬†has put forward a motion calling on the city to formally voice it’s support for marriage equality. Speaking to OUTinPerth, Cr Ehrhardt explained why she believes it’s important to make a clear statement at a local government level. Cr Ehrhardt¬†said she’d been considering putting forward the motion since she was first elected […]

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Bayswater council to consider support for marriage equality

Bayswater council to consider support for marriage equality

Bayswater council will consider a motion to voice support for marriage equality at a council meeting this week. Councillor Catherine Ehrhardt has put forward a motion calling for the council to voice support for marriage equality irrespective of sex or gender identity. The motion also calls on the council to acknowledge that civil marriage makes […]

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