(15/11/17) Fremantle says YES!
The City of Fremantle has welcomed the resounding support for marriage equality in the Australian Marriage Law Postal Survey.
The Australian Bureau of Statistics announced the results of the survey earlier today, with 61.6 per cent of the 12.7 million respondents voting in favour of marriage equality.
In Fremantle, 70.1 per cent of people voted yes.
Fremantle mayor Brad Pettitt said the result was a win for equality in Australia.
“Fremantle is a progressive, culturally-diverse and inclusive society and it’s the duty of the council to represent and uphold the values of the community,” Mayor Pettitt said.
“That’s why we campaigned in favour of marriage equality and why we welcome today’s result.”
In April this year the Fremantle City Council unanimously adopted a proclamation in support of marriage equality and resolved to write to all Federal MPs and political parties urging them to allow a conscience vote on the issue.
Councillor Jeff McDonald, who moved the council’s marriage equality proclamation, said the federal Parliament must now move quickly to amend the Marriage Act.
“Whilst the divisive and damaging plebiscite may be over, the issue of marriage equality is not yet resolved,” Cr McDonald said.
“The federal government needs to act fairly, with consideration and compassion, and legislate civil marriage for same sex couples in a prompt manner.”