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Victorian Local Governance Association welcomes passage of motion in support of marriage equality at the Australian Local Government Association’s National General Assembly

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Local Governments Across Australia Back Marriage Equality

The Victorian Local Governance Association (VLGA) has welcomed the passage of a motion in support of marriage equality at the Australian Local Government Association’s National General Assembly.

The Australian Local Government Association is the national voice of local government, representing 560 councils across the country.

The motion read:
That this National General Assembly call on the Federal Government to treat with dignity and respect all members of the community regardless of gender or sexuality by supporting changes to the Marriage Act to achieve marriage equality for same sex couples.

The motion passed with a strong majority.

VLGA President Sebastian Klein said:
“This motion will have a positive and meaningful impact on LGBTI Australians and their families and friends. It is also a clear sign that there is strong support across the community for marriage equality.”

“Local governments recognise that it is their role to stand up against discrimination and advocate for equality for their local residents. Marriage equality is important to the LGBTI communities that local governments represent. If local governments support their LGBTI residents, it is only right that local government advocate for their interests.”

“As local governments, we call on the Federal Government to legislate for marriage equality and will continue to advocate for the LGBTI residents that we represent.”

The VLGA is committed to connecting communities and strengthening democracy

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