Gay rights activists ruined the anti-gay marriage launch rally by kissing

Greg Evans
Monday 25 September 2017 08:15
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Picture:(Twitter/Samantha Hutchinson)

A launch event for an anti-same sex marriage campaign in Australia was interrupted by a lesbian kiss.

Australia is currently conducting a national ballot which will determine whether gay couples will be able to get married in the country.

The results of the postal vote, which is not legally binding are expected on 15 November and campaigners on both sides have begun presenting their arguments.

Last weekend saw the Melbourne launch of the Coalition for Marriage (CFM), a group campaigning against legalising same-sex marriage.

However, two female protestors stormed the stage and kissed in front of a shocked crowd.

The Australian reports that they were interrupting a speech by controversial speaker Cella White.

White has been accused of claiming that her son was told he could wear a dress to high school. The Daily Mail reports that these claims were false.

White has appeared at the forefront of the CFM campaigns ads and has spoken about the abuse she has received since joining the group.

The couple who stormed the stage allegedly shouted 'fascists' into the microphone before being heckled by the audience and eventually dragged away.

Despite the disturbance White was able to continue her speech.

There were further protests during the event, when a different couple presented a banner at the front of the stage reading: 'Burn Churches, Not Queers.'

The duo who were wearing disguises, were also swiftly removed from the venue.

The campaigns for the 'yes' and 'no' vote were ramped up at the weekend with protests from both sides taking place in the heart of Sydney's gay district.

Rallies, social media adverts, text messages and door-knocking have now commenced around the country.

HT Daily Mail, The Australian

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