Supplementary Agenda

19 September 2013


Cr Bill Taylor, Mayor

Cr Russell Fitzpatrick, Deputy Mayor

Cr Tony Allen

Cr Michael Britten

Cr Keith Hughes

Cr Ann Mawhinney

Cr Kristy McBain

Cr Liz Seckold

Cr Sharon Tapscott


Acting General Manager, Ms Leanne Barnes

Group Manager Infrastructure, Waste and Water, Mr Wayne Sartori

Group Manager Planning and Environment, Mr Andrew Woodley

Acting Group Manager Community and Relationships, Mr Simon Schweitzer

Business and Technology Manager, Mr Lucas Scarpin

Workforce and Administration, Manager
Ms Nina Churchward

Minute Secretary




Council 25 September 2013                                                                               Item S.1


Supplementary AGENDA 


S     Notices of Motion

S.1.   Cr Keith Hughes - Same Sex Marraige       


Marriage Equality

If same sex couples want to marry why should they be discriminated against? Same sex attracted Australians should be treated equally. Marriage inequality fosters discrimination in other areas. Marriage inequality has an adverse impact on health and well-being.

Argentina, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Denmark, France, Iceland, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, Spain, South Africa and Sweden all allow same sex couples to marry.

It is unfair and discriminatory to deny same sex couples legal access to civil marriage and to all its attendant benefits, rights and responsibilities.

It's the right thing to do. It's time to remove discriminatory legislation based on sexual orientation and gender identity and allow marriage equality. It's about dignity and respect: valuing diversity and enjoying an inclusive society.

Cr Keith Hughes






That Bega Valley Shire Council write to NSW and Commonwealth Parliamentarians to support the legalisation of same sex marriage.