Freo's View

FREO VOTES YES FOR MARRIAGE EQUALITY!

Posted in Uncategorized, local government, city of fremantle by freoview on November 15, 2017

 

blobid0_1510706703751

 

Australia voted YES! for marriage equality, and in my opinion it is well overdue and Federal Government should implement it as soon as possible.

The City of Fremantle posted following media release which I want to share with Freo’s View readers and also the fun photo they took of Councillors Jenny Archibald, Bryn Jones, Jeff McDonald, Mayor Brad Pettitt, Hannah Fitzhardinge, Ingrid Waltham and Rachel Pemberton and her dog:

The City of Fremantle has welcomed the resounding support for marriage equality in the Australian Marriage Law Postal Survey.

The Australian Bureau of Statistics announced the results of the survey earlier today, with 61.6 per cent of the 12.7 million respondents voting in favour of marriage equality.

In Fremantle, 70.1 per cent of people voted yes.

Fremantle mayor Brad Pettitt said the result was a win for equality in Australia.

“Fremantle is a progressive, culturally-diverse and inclusive society and it’s the duty of the council to represent and uphold the values of the community,” Mayor Pettitt said.

“That’s why we campaigned in favour of marriage equality and why we welcome today’s result.”

In April this year the Fremantle City Council unanimously adopted a proclamation in support of marriage equality and resolved to write to all Federal MPs and political parties urging them to allow a conscience vote on the issue.

Councillor Jeff McDonald, who moved the council’s marriage equality proclamation, said the federal Parliament must now move quickly to amend the Marriage Act.

“Whilst the divisive and damaging plebiscite may be over, the issue of marriage equality is not yet resolved,” Cr McDonald said.

“The federal government needs to act fairly, with consideration and compassion, and legislate civil marriage for same sex couples in a prompt manner.”

 

MARRIAGE EQUALITY IN THE LETTER BOX

Posted in family, fremantle, Uncategorized by freoview on September 13, 2017

 

yes 1

yes 2

 

I just received my Marriage Equality ballot paper in the letterbox, so make sure to tick the YES box and put it in the mail fast.

I vote YES because I believe everyone should have the right to make an official commitment to love.

 

Roel Loopers

VOTE ROEL FOR CITY WARD!

FREMANTLE MARRIAGE EQUALITY RALLY

Posted in city of fremantle, community, Uncategorized by freoview on September 10, 2017

 

 

A good number of people attended the Fremantle MARRIAGE EQUALITY rally and concert in Pioneer Park on Saturday afternoon.

I did not stay on for the music, so just a few photos of the start of the event.

 

Roel Loopers

Comments Off on FREMANTLE MARRIAGE EQUALITY RALLY

FREO MARRIAGE EQUALITY CONCERT

Posted in city of fremantle, Uncategorized by freoview on September 7, 2017

 

YES Poster Saturday1 pm

 

There is a second MARRIAGE EQUALITY YES! rally and concert in Fremantle this Saturday, September 9 at 1 pm.

It will be at Pioneer Park, opposite the Fremantle Railway Station, and not as previously promoted at Kings Square!

There is a good line-up of musicians, as the poster above shows, so come and support it!

 

Roel Loopers

Comments Off on FREO MARRIAGE EQUALITY CONCERT

COLOURFUL FREO RAINBOW YES RALLY

Posted in city of fremantle, family, Uncategorized by freoview on August 25, 2017

 

yes

 

 

What a delightful Fremantle MARRIAGE EQUALITY YES! rally it was late this afternoon with many hundreds of people turning up.

There were a lot of families, some dogs, and all the colours of the rainbow.

The rally was organised by Labor federal MP Josh Wilson and supported by Fremantle Mayor Brad Pettitt.

My personal highlight was to see the Mayor’s oh so cute little baby daughter Aiofe at her first political rally with mum Emma.

 

Roel Loopers

P.S. community groups please feel free to use these photos. Just drag and drop them. A photo credit will be appreciated!

Comments Off on COLOURFUL FREO RAINBOW YES RALLY

FREO MARRIAGE EQUALITY RALLY TODAY!

Posted in city of fremantle, community, family, Uncategorized by freoview on August 25, 2017

 

Marriage equality Aug 25

 

The Fremantle MARRIAGE EQUALITY Rally is on at 5 pm today under the Rainbow container artwork, so come along if you want to support love.

It is a shame that what should be a minor issue has blown out of proportion. What’s the big deal of allowing same sex people to also express their commitment to each other?

It really does not affect anyone but them, as thousands of gays and lesbians already live together, bringing up children and making a contribution to our communities.

Love is a beautiful and positive thing and we should all support that.

Many churches around Australia have been expressing support for it, and those who don’t support it will not be forced to hold same sex marriage ceremonies.

The event is just opposite Cantonment Hill, so parking could be an issue. Best to come by bike or on foot, or park at the East Street jetty or near the Leftbank pub.

It should be a good feel, positive event about love, so come along!

 

Roel Loopers

YES! RAINBOW FLAG AT FREO TOWNHALL

Posted in city of fremantle, family, Uncategorized by freoview on August 23, 2017

 

rainbow flag

 

There is a big pro marriage equality rally under the Fremantle Rainbow sculpture on Friday at 5 pm, and Fremantle Council is flying the rainbow flag high as well.

Love is not sexist or gender bias. People who love each other should be able to marry, and it does not matter if they are same sex couples.

Voting YES matters a lot to very many people who want to commit themselves to their partner.

 

Roel Loopers

ENROL TO VOTE!

Posted in city of fremantle, democracy, elections, Uncategorized by freoview on August 21, 2017

 

20770244_1357196607711314_316726289476885247_n

 

Only seven days left to enrol to vote for marriage equality, but also a good idea to do it for our Fremantle local council election, which is in October.

Don’t be lazy! We want everyone to have their say in Freo. Young and old, so please take part.

In other parts of the world they envy our democratic right to vote. It is a privilege and a civic duty. Do it!

 

Roel Loopers

FREO MARRIAGE EQUALITY RALLY

Posted in city of fremantle, community, family, Uncategorized by freoview on August 16, 2017

 

Marriage equality Aug 25

 

An early warning that there will be a marriage equality rally held in Fremantle on Friday week August 25 at 5 pm.

It will be under the Freo Rainbow container artwork at Canning Highway, opposite Cantonment Hill.

I support the rally and marriage equality, but question the location at that time of the day, as it will be dangerous crossing the very busy road during peak hour traffic.

I do appreciate the symbolism of the rainbow artwork, but is it really safe to have the rally there?

 

Roel Loopers

HAVE A LAUGH-IT’S ELECTION TIME!

Posted in australia, fremantle by freoview on August 18, 2013

I like having a good laugh before I go to bed. It makes me sleep better. Good night Freo! ; >)

Roel Loopers

abbott

%d bloggers like this: