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Far-right leader Pauline Hanson says equal marriage activists want to destroy mums and dads

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Australian anti-gay politician Pauline Hanson has accused gay people of wanting to remove the words ‘mum’ and ‘dad’ from the language.

The right-wing Senator also said she would ignore a ‘yes’ vote in the non-binding postal vote, which started yesterday as ballots were sent out to 16 million citizens.

SYDNEY, NSW - JUNE 09: Politician Pauline Hanson performs during a photo call to promote "Todd McKenney Live" at the Star City Showroom on June 09, 2005 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Patrick Riviere/Getty Images)


Speaking in Parliament, the One Nation leader used the common ‘No’ campaign tactic of scaremongering by conjuring up extreme social changes which they say could be prompted by a Yes vote.

“Have we considered the children?” she asked.


“What may come of this is that kids go to school and [teachers] say: ‘Look, I want you to draw a picture of mum and dad.’

“And then ‘Yes’ are going to come and say: ‘Sorry, you can no longer call that parent mum or dad, because it is going to offend the children who don’t have a mum or dad,” she alleged.

“So is it going to be: ‘Well you must call that person by Peter or Anne or John, and there’s no longer mums or dads?”

She asked equal marriage activists: “Why won’t you try and compromise?”

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