TWO leading mental health organisations have publicly criticised to a controversial Twitter post by Marriage Alliance which depicted a rainbow-coloured noose photoshopped on a stock photo of a office desk worker.

Marriage Alliance has courted controversy since it was founded in mid-2015 for its vocal opposition to marriage equality.

In its tweet posted last night, the group claim marriage reform would lead to increased job insecurity for and workplace bullying towards people who oppose it.



Both beyondblue and Suicide Prevention Australia (SPA) responded to Marriage Alliance’s latest claim with tweets criticising them:


A second tweet by beyondblue sparked Marriage Alliance to react, who asked for neutral stance.


Despite asking for a neutral stance, Marriage Alliance have previously never responded to requests for comment from the Star Observer. Several other media outlets have also reportedly stated the same thing.

In Federal Parliament today, Gellibrand federal Labor MP Tim Watts highlighted the tweet in a speech over the “respectful debate” of the $160 million marriage equality plebiscite.


Beyondblue and SPA weren’t the only ones publicly criticising Marriage Alliance’s tweet.

Australian author Kaz Cooke called Marriage Alliance a “danger to others”.


A few other tweets asked for evidence in the statement on Marriage Alliance’s controversial post, of which it has not shared yet.


Support is available for anyone who may need it. Phone Qlife 1800 184 527; Lifeline 13 11 14 or beyondblue 1300 22 4636.

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