Australian Christian Lobby chief of staff Lyle Shelton has taken to Twitter to attack the upcoming wedding of Australian Marriage Equality (AME) national convenor Alex Greenwich (pictured), labelling it a political stunt.
Shelton tweeted, “Alex Greenwich not at Senate Inquiry because today he is in Argentina getting ‘married’ — coincidental or emotional leverage?” while at today’s Senate inquiry into Greens senator Sarah Hanson-Young’s marriage equality bill.
Greenwich flew out of Sydney for Buenos Aires yesterday with long-term partner Victor Hoeld, and the couple will marry there later this month in front of friends and family who are flying in from all over the world.
“Hi tweeps, Lyle Shelton from Christian Lobby is demonising my wedding for political gain lets get #vilelyle trending,” Greenwich tweeted in response to Sheldon’s tweet.
AME campaign director Rodney Croome is appearing at the hearing today on behalf of the organisation while Greenwich takes a break from the campaign.
A live audio feed of today’s Senate hearing, which is being held at NSW Parliament House, can be found at www.aph.gov.au/News_and_Events/Watch_Parliament
The Senate hearing will continue tomorrow at Melbourne Town Hall.