Oct 3, 2017

Marriage equality debate somewhere over the rainbow for local council

Monash City Council has (sort of ) declared support for marriage equality -- so why won't councillors even discuss putting up some rainbow lights?

Charlie Lewis — Journalist

Charlie Lewis


Marriage equality proxy wars continue to flare up around the country. This time, the local council of Monash, in Melbourne's south-east, has decided it will not be painting the town rainbow, with councillors refusing to discuss a motion to install rainbow lights within the city.

Last Tuesday, Monash councillor Josh Fergeus put forward a motion to have the Monash Civic Centre and the Euneva car park lit with rainbow lights in support of marriage equality from October 1 until the end of the survey process. But his colleagues declined to even discuss it.

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4 thoughts on “Marriage equality debate somewhere over the rainbow for local council

  1. Desmond Graham

    Hmm! After reading this what is the point of the Article – A Council prudent enough not to spend ratepayers money frivolously –

    Whilst not being Fake news is it Alt-news? No wonder journalism is having a hard time.

  2. The Curmudgeon

    Oakleigh, not Oakley.

  3. [email protected]

    Incredible that the High Court of Australia can determine the expenditure of $122 million for an unnecessary, useless, non-binding postal survey is urgent but a local council, faced with a very short time-frame on an initiative that would cost it nothing and give back so much can’t come to a similar outcome.

    1. Desmond Graham

      Shows one how bad the High Court is!

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