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Vote ‘a disgrace’

Saturday, 9th September, 2017

South resident Larry Angell is flying the Rainbow Flag high and proud over his house. PICTURE: Emily Roberts South resident Larry Angell is flying the Rainbow Flag high and proud over his house. PICTURE: Emily Roberts

By Emily Roberts

South resident Larry Angell is flying the Rainbow Flag high and proud over his house in protest for the gay marriage vote and to support the Broken Heel Festival.

Larry has been flying the rainbow flag for a week now and said it was his way to protest against “gutless politicians”.

“It is my way of protesting against the gutless politicians who are not prepared to make the decision on same sex marriage,” he said.

“They are paid to make these decisions and they are putting it to a vote.

“They are spending over $100 million of taxpayers money when it could be better spent elsewhere.”

Larry believes that equal rights should outweigh any problems politicians may be having making up their mind.

“All these idiots that we have voted in, who can’t even vote on this - it’s ridiculous.

“The PM is quite prepared to jump into bed with America and it could be World War III before we know it.

“And they can’t decide to have equal marriage rights?

“Why is having equal rights an issue? We will have bigger issues to worry about soon.

“It is a disgrace.”

The enrolments for the postal vote closed on August 24.

The vote is being handled by the Australian Bureau of Statistics.

For the postal vote, people had 14 days to enrol to vote or update their details if they have changed since the last election.

The ABS will run the process with ballot papers going to every enrolled Australian from September, to be returned by November 7 and a result on November 25.

Larry said the flag was also to show support for the Broken Heel Festival.

“The organisers are doing a wonderful job,” he said.

“They have gone above and beyond to create another fantastic event for the city.”

Larry said he plans to keep the flag up until the vote is decided.

He said it will be tricky as he also wants to deck his yard out in pink for Pink October.

“Who knows what will happen?”

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