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