The first nationally televised advert for the ‘No’ campaign has been broadcast in homes across the country. We asked our online readers if they had seen the new advertisement against same-sex marriage, and what they thought.
Madeleine Keil: It’s factually incorrect. That’s why we need politicians to pass bills rather than this incredibly damaging nonbinding opinion poll.
Graham Thomas: I have listened to the arguments both for and against same sex. As with all ads it is trying to sell something. Can both sides have a say without judgement? We can make up our own minds, if we have not already.
Jason Crilly: I haven’t seen the ad and I don’t intend to watch it. My vote is still no.
Steve Templeman: The advertisement tries to cloud the issue of same sex marriage with other issues. Why can’t they just stick to the issue that we are voting on in the costly plebiscite. I believe everyone should have equal rights, it will have no effect on my personal life, so I don’t know why all the fuss.
Tom Leigh Tomlin: They should ask real people for their real views. Oh sorry, they can’t find any on Facebook because anyone that says they are against it gets abused and harassed for having a different view.
Danny Ballinger: I haven’t watched it and have no desire to. Most no arguments centre around personal preference and ignore that all people should be afforded equal rights. If you don’t like the idea of gay people getting married then don’t attend a gay couple’s wedding. It’s fairly simple and affords all people mutual respect.
Steve Templeman: The High Court still hasn’t made a decision on the legality of the postal plebiscite, so it may not go ahead and the government will finally have to make the decision like it did in 2004 when Howard changed the Marriage Act.