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14-year-old targeted with death threats over support for marriage equality

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A 14-year-old has been targeted with death threats after she expressed her support for equal marriage.

The teenage girl wrote in Facebook group as Australia votes on marriage equality to express her support for the Yes campaign.

14-year-old targeted with death threats over support for marriage equality

She thanked “all those who tick yes”.

The group conversation, from which screen shots were shared by the girl’s mother, included friends from her school.

Other messages included “gays and lesbians and bi’s and trans, we are all equal.”

“We still human,” another message read.

However the harmless conversation was cut short when a father of one of the students in the conversation appeared to interject.

He wrote: “Kk WTF? I ain’t f*kin playing no more, u now what I’m capable of bitch. I am *** father. Call me b4 I come n drop bombs, it’s my time to shine because straight up. U want me to come with a 9,mm.”

Related: What the hell is going on with same-sex marriage in Australia?

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Screen shots from the conversation were shared on Twitter by the mother of the 14-year-old.

She wrote: “Hey @TurnbullMalcolm this is my 14yo daughter getting a death threat from a school friends father because she wrote a gb post supporting SSM.”

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