Katter’s anti-gay ad insulting to Queenslanders: Greens

The anti-gay marriage advertisement by Katter’s Australian Party again shows how out of touch the new party is toward the views of ordinary Queenslanders, the Australian Greens said today.

“The party’s latest ad is an insult to Queenslanders,” Greens’ marriage equality spokesperson, Sen. Sarah Hanson-Young, said today in Ashgrove.

“It does not represent the views of Queenslanders toward gay and lesbian couples. This is why Queenslanders should be voting Green because most Queenslanders, like the rest of Australia, support marriage equality for same-sex couples.”

Sen. Hanson-Young is in Brisbane today supporting Greens lead candidate Adam Stone to stop the LNP’s opposition to civil union laws.

“Queensland’s parliament has already said to same-sex couples ‘you are equal to heterosexual couples’,” Sen. Hanson-Young said.

“I’m working hard in the federal parliament so that this year Australia’s government amends the Marriage Act and spreads that message of equal love to all same-sex couples across Australia.”

“I call for the ad by Katter’s Australian Party to be withdrawn,” Greens lead candidate and candidate for Mt Coot-tha, Adam Stone, said.

“Our parliaments are meant to increase the rights of marginalised peoples, not diminish them. I’m standing up for Mt Coot-tha against the likes of Katter’s party. I’ll also defend the electorate against the LNP’s plans to repeal civil unions as part of the campaign for full marriage equality for same-sex couples.”

 

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