New Zealand’s The Project has issued some cheeky advice to Australia as the marriage equality debate continues.
Presenter Jesse Mulligan issued an ‘open letter to Australia’ on the matter.
“And as your friend, we’d like to take a moment not to make the same mistake we did. Please, please vote no to same-sex marriage.”
He went on to describe all the definitely real consequences of marriage equality that have happened since it was passed in New Zealand in 2013.
“We predicted that gay marriage would be a slippery slope, and we were right,” said Mulligan.
“It started with men marrying men and ladies marrying ladies, and before we knew it we were seeing dogs marry cats, cats marry birds, birds marry dogs and babies marry babies.”
Mulligan sledged the ‘no’ campaign, making fun of religious fears about marriage equality.
“People tell me the Christian lobby is putting up a big fight in Australia. Well, good for them. Here in New Zealand many predicted that marriage equality would destroy the church. Well, once again they were right,” he said, showing footage of the Christchurch Cathedral that was destroyed in the 2011 earthquake.
“Vote no, Australia,” said Mulligan.
“Stay strong. Look to your heterosexual heroes for inspiration, like Olympic swimmer Ian Thorpe.
“And if we’re looking for straight role models, how about the band Tony Abbott suggested to replace Macklemore at the Grand Final. Now there is nothing gay about Savage Garden!”
— The Project NZ (@TheProject_NZ) October 12, 2017