Councillor Tony Briffa, Deputy Mayor of Hobsons Bay, has once again proposed to wife Manja and will finally marry in Australia, having their love legally and rightly recognised as a same-sex couple.
The announcement follows news that the same-sex marriage postal survey returned a YES result, with 61.6% of participants supporting the change to Australia’s marriage law, versus 38.4% of participants who do not.
“We won the survey and we’re already married in New Zealand, Malta, the Netherlands and lots of other countries, but I proposed to Manja again and she said yes! I guess the emotion of the day made me sentimental,” Cr. Briffa said.
It’s been a massive month for the Councillor, who was recently elected as the Deputy Mayor of Hobsons Bay City Council for the third time, having served as Councillor from 2008-14, Mayor in 2011-12, and Deputy Mayor in 2009-10 and 2010-11.