LGBTI supporters filled the Darwin City Council’s public gallery on Tuesday night to watch a motion to support marriage equality be approved.
The motion asked the council to “affirm it’s commitment to treat with dignity and respect all residents regardless of gender or sexuality” and encourage all of the territory’s federal counterparts to vote in favour of marriage equality.
“Definitely my proudest moment on council to date,” Darwin City Council’s Rebecca Want de Rowe (pictured, centre) wrote on Facebook.
“We had a great turnout from the community and we even managed to get two aldermen to change their vote through the healthy debate.”
Darwin City Council joins 37 other councils around the country to move similar motions, Australian Marriage Equality said.