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Tweed council showing leadership over marriage equality

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I am saddened that there are some who oppose Tweed Shire Council supporting the fundamental human right to marry.

I am angry that in a free society where equality is a given, our local council has to fill the vacuum of leadership that exists at federal level.

I am in disbelief that our federal government has to survey the Australian community to find out if equality is OK.

If the federal government can’t lead in defending equal rights, then this council will do it for them.

There is never a ‘yes’ or ‘no’ option when it comes to equality. There should never be a ‘yes’ or ‘no’ option when it comes to human rights.

A timid federal Government has provided a platform for ignorance and irrational fear to scuttle a fundamental tenet of our democracy – the right to marry the person we love.

Inclusion is not a dirty word.  t is a tie that binds our society. It allows communities to thrive and love to bloom.

I’m voting ‘yes’, but I object to the federal government, under the cover of a simplistic ‘yes/no’ survey, avoiding its legislative responsibility to protect our rights.

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