Mar­riage not on Town’s radar

Western Suburbs Weekly - - Street Watch -

TOWN of Cam­bridge is yet to “come out” on its po­si­tion on mar­riage equal­ity.

The cities of Bayswa­ter and Fre­man­tle coun­cils at their re­spec­tive gen­eral meet­ings on the same night in April voted to lobby the Fed­eral Govern­ment in sup­port of mar­riage equal­ity.

The move came five years af­ter the City of Vin­cent made WA his­tory in De­cem­ber 2012 un­der for­mer Mayor Alan­nah Mactier­nan with the es­tab­lish­ment of the State’s first Re­la­tion­ship Dec­la­ra­tion Reg­is­ter, which pro­vides gay and straight cou­ples with a for­mal recognition of their re­la­tion­ship.

But Cam­bridge chief ex­ec­u­tive Ja­son Buck­ley con­firmed the grow­ing sup­port from other Perth coun­cils has not yet in­spired Cam­bridge to fol­low suit.

“The Town has not formed a po­si­tion on mar­riage equal­ity,” he said.

He did not re­spond to the West­ern Sub­urbs Weekly’s ques­tion if there were plans to in the near fu­ture.

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