SHOULD CANBERRA GET A RAINBOW CROSSING?
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The ACT Greens have reaffirmed their support for marriage equality in the ACT, calling for a rainbow crossing to be painted in the capital.
It’d be similar to the one Sydney City Council installed on Oxford Street in 2012, before the then NSW Transport Minister Duncan Gay had it removed.
The following year, Canberrans chalked DIY rainbow crossing around the city in support of the Territory’s moves towards marriage equality – until the High Court ruled our legislation invalid.
Greens MLA Shane Rattenbury said the time has come for a rainbow crossing in the ACT - to give residents a place to cross the LGBTIQ divide and for politicians to cross the floor on old positions.
“It’s a visible sign and clear message from Government that Canberra is an LGBTIQ friendly and supportive place to live and to visit,” Mr Rattenbury said.
“There are many ways to do this safely – using a crossing controlled by traffic lights, such as the crossing between the Canberra Centre on Bunda Street or the crossing on Akuna Street.”
If Canberra does get a rainbow crossing, Mr Rattenbury hopes it serves as a timely reminder to all Canberrans to enrol and vote in favour of marriage equality in coming months.
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