A marriage equality debate in New South Wales yesterday got a bit more exciting when the representatives of the No campaign fell off stage.
Mark Latham fell backwards when his chair collapsed, taking Miranda Devine and Lyle Shelton with him, The Daily Mail has reported.
The Yes side narrowly lost the debate, with 35 votes to 37.
Latham said that freedom is at stake in the marriage equality survey, claiming that people have been prosecuted for supporting ‘traditional marriage’.
Social media users have posted their amusement at the No campaigners stacking it.
“Lyle Shelton, Mark Latham and Miranda Devine fall off the stage and it’s not even a metaphor,” tweeted one person.
“When karma sides with marriage equality,” wrote another.
With the marriage survey closing on November 7, this is the final week that votes can be mailed in.
The result of the survey will be announced on November 15. Watch the GIF of the incident below:
— Tom Day (@tomdaymusic) October 22, 2017
had this beautiful dream that mark latham’s chair collapsed on stage and he pulled down miranda devine and lyle shelton with him
— Bec Shaw (@Brocklesnitch) October 22, 2017
— Jazz Twemlow (@JazzTwemlow) October 22, 2017
In which Lyle Shelton, Mark Latham and Miranda Devine fall off the stage and it’s not even a metaphor. https://t.co/iL5SwHG18q
— Kerryn Goldsworthy (@AdelaideBook) October 22, 2017