The Mardi Gras Parade, that proudly political protest march with its “marriage equality” float, was certainly the right time to place our gentle counter-protest. That decision, and the subsequent decision by SBS to ban our ad, has stimulated debate in a big way. The ad has been seen over half a million times in the last six days, and has posed the question, “What about equality for kids” on numerous radio stations, TV current affairs and media websites here and overseas.
Here is a sample of media coverage where the ad is played, AMF is quoted or the President of AMF is interviewed:
Radio 2UE: Justin Smith speaks with Dr van Gend about the ad (near end of the page)
Catholic Leader: Standing up for children
Article by AMF President:
Australian print and online:
Sydney Morning Herald: Backlash after anti-marriage equality ad debuts on Mardi Gras
News.com.au: Anti-marriage equality ad pulled from SBS TV
Sydney Morning Herald: Mardi Gras – SBS wrong to dump ad, say MPs
Mercatornet: Marriage equality? What about equality for kids?
Andrew Bolt: SBS sponsors just one side of a debate
IPA Freedom Watch: That marriage equality ad and freedom of speech
ABC The Drum: SBS should have run this offensive ad
Daily Mail (UK): Party pooper!
TVNZ (NZ): Backlash at anti-marriage equality ad
International Business Times: Anti-gay marriage ad aired on Ch 7 & 9 during Mardi Gras
Pink News (Europe): Australia: anti-gay marriage ads air during Sydney Gay Mardi GrasShare