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Surf Coast Councillor vows to fly the rainbow flag until gay marriage is legal


A Surf Coast Councillor is defending a decision to fly the rainbow flag outside the shire offices in Torquay.

Council has narrowly voted to fly the international symbol of gay rights from May 17 and keep it there until gay marriage is legalised in Australia.

Councillor Rose Hodge has told 3AW’s Neil Mitchell that councils should be doing more than just picking up rubbish and they should act as a local voice.

‘If we can give a local voice to people? We celebrate and we’re very proud of white ribbon day, that’s not roads, rates and rubbish either,’ she said on 3AW Mornings.

‘We’re a welcome refugee zone, that’s not rates, rubbish and roads again!’

Councillor Rose Hodge wants other councils to follow the lead.

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