Rainbow Flags to fly high for marriage equality

Monday 4 September 2016

Inner West Council will fly rainbow flags from its key buildings throughout the voting period for the same-sex marriage postal survey, the Administrator of Inner West Council, Richard Pearson said today.

Mr Pearson said Council’s LGBTIQ Working Group had requested flags be flown to remind people of the importance of having their say on the issue and to support diversity in our local community.

“All three of the former Councils that comprise the Inner West (Ashfield, Leichhardt and Marrickville) endorsed support for marriage equality,” Mr Pearson said.

“Flying rainbow flags from key buildings during the voting process will serve as a reminder to residents to make sure they vote and signal Council’s support for marriage equality.

“Inner West Council area enjoys a strong spirit of cooperation, trust and pride and is home to a substantial LGBTIQ community.

“Inner West Council supports and engages with LGBTIQ communities in events and consultations such as the Feel the Love Mardi Gras Reception, Wear It Purple Day and an annual Rainbow Roundtable forum.

“Council also raises rainbow flags every year during Mardi Gras to show support for diversity and the benefits it brings to the local community,” he said.

Rainbow flags will fly above key council buildings from 12 September - when enrolled voters will start receiving their voting forms, until November 7 – when all forms must be received back by the Australian Bureau of Statistics.

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