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.