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Anglicans spend big on gay bashing

BY ALEC SMART The Anglican Church donated $1million to the Vote No campaign, to lobby against the legalisation of homosexual relationships in the national plebiscite on same-sex marriage. The decision provoked controversy and stirred dissent among its congregation and several Anglican ministers. The donation was given to the Coalition for Marriage in September, but announced […]

Skywriter stunt shows sky’s the limit

BY ALEC SMART A skywriter message bearing the words Vote No appeared in the sky in several locations above Sydney on Sunday 17 September. Photos of the skywriting letters, declaring opposition to the national plebiscite on same-sex marriage reform, were immediately shared via social media before prevailing winds blew them away. While Vote No campaigners […]

Anti-gay marriage campaigns bypass fair debate

BY GEORGIA CLARK It could be a potentially unifying moment, but the postal plebiscite on gay marriage has divided the nation, as far-right wing anti-gay marriage campaigns spark uproar. Critics argue that their campaigns transgress fair debate and risk misleading the public. With campaigning escalating amidst the High Court ruling last week upholding the validity […]

Yes and No go head to head

BY ALEC SMART A rally to promote the Yes vote for the plebiscite on marriage equality is planned in Sydney for this Sunday, 10 September. The rally comes at a time when each side is stepping up their campaigns, with increasing acrimony between various factions, amidst accusations that the No vote is underpinned by homophobia […]