Council welcomes results of marriage equality survey

Published on 15 November 2017

Glen Eira City Council has welcomed news that the Australian people have polled strongly in favour of marriage equality in the Australian Marriage Law Postal Survey results announced today.

Glen Eira Mayor Cr Mary Delahunty said today is a great day for human rights, fairness and equality for all couples in Glen Eira and across Australia.

"We’ve done what we could over the last few weeks to send a strong message to our community of our commitment to be a City that stands up to discrimination in all its forms and demonstrate our support to the LGBTIQ community," Cr Delahunty said.

"We are thrilled with the result and will now be writing to all our Federal MPs encouraging them to follow through, respect that the community has spoken, and enshrine that voice in legislation at the earliest opportunity — we encourage all Glen Eira residents to do the same."

Council has long been an advocate for marriage equality, formally resolving in 2014 and again in September 2017 to publicly support marriage equality irrespective of sex or gender identity and advocate to the Federal Government to prioritise debating changes to the Marriage Act and allow a conscience vote on marriage equality.