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Fight to lower gay pride flag

- JESSICA BROWN GUARDIAN MESSENGER

A MARION councillor is fighting a decision to permanentl­y fly the rainbow flag at the council’s chambers, saying it “promotes homosexual­ity” and sends the wrong message to children.

Cr Jerome Appleby, who is set to raise the issue at tonight’s council meeting, said he would seek support from his colleagues to reverse the council’s decision earlier this month to fly the flag, which is a symbol of gay pride. “I don’t think it’s appropriat­e for the council to be promoting homosexual­ity when there’s a primary school up the road,” Cr Appleby said.

Councillor Bruce Hull, who supports the flag, said an offensive flyer against it was being distribute­d by unknown parties in the Marion area.

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