Yarra City becomes latest council to unanimously pass motion backing marriage equality
MELBOURNE: Yarra City Council has become the latest local government to back same-sex marriage, prompting praise from equality advocates.
The council in inner Melbourne is the 34th local government to pass a motion supporting marriage reform.
It was a unanimous vote at the Yarra City Council. The council have also committed to write to the federal government informing it of the motion.
The Victorian Director of Australian Marriage Equality, and resident of Yarra City, Tim Peppard expressed pride at his council’s support for equality.
“I’m very proud of my local council for taking a leadership role on marriage equality,” Peppard said.
“One of the main tasks of local government is to promote social inclusion and advocating for marriage equality clearly falls into that remit.
“I call on other councils to follow Yarra’s lead and send a message that all their residents deserve to be treated fairly and equally.”
The motion was proposed by Cr Jackie Fristacky and seconded by Cr Roberto Colanzi.