A Member of Parliament in Sydney’s west has indicated he’ll vote against marriage equality – but even so, he recognises and blasts homophobic rants when he sees them.
In the outer Sydney suburb of Chifley, home to the suburbs of Blacktown, Mount Druitt, Rooty Hill and more, letterboxes have been assaulted with this leaflet, attacking the idea of same-sex marriage by suggesting it’ll be bad for children.
“Our local politican Ed Husic is being pressured by the gay lobby to vote for Gay Marriage. We need to tell him the local community says NO!” the flyer thunders.
“Kids should have a male and female role model… Schools and childcare centres soon will have gay-friendly storybooks. Religions will be pushed into offering gay marriage services.
“Same Sex Marriage is a very bad idea.”
After encouraging his constituents to inform him of their views, last December Husic said he’d vote against marriage equality.
“Personally I am not opposed, but I have to represent the views of my electorate,” he told the Blacktown Advocate “The impression I get is the community isn’t ready to embrace the concept.”
Despite this decision, as soon as he was informed of the above leaflet yesterday on his Facebook page, he quickly distanced himself from its sentiment.
“I’ve been surprised to read about this and do not support the distribution of this material. It will have absolutely zero impact on my position,” he typed.
The Australian Marriage Equality lobby group has made it easy to inform Husic of your support for changing the Marriage Act. If you live in the electorate of Chifley click here to see how you can support the cause.