Grandmother and doctor Kerryn Phelps features in a new TV advertisement that hits back at the ad released this week by same-sex marriage “no” campaigners.
The “no” ad, created by the Coalition for Marriage and first aired on Tuesday, attempted to conflate marriage equality with sex education in schools and has been widely criticised as divisive and misleading.
Now the Equality Campaign have launched their own ad in response.
Dr Phelps says in the ad: “Over the coming weeks we’ll be hearing a lot about whether our family and friends who are gay or lesbian can get married.
“Sadly, some are trying to mislead us, by saying marriage equality will have a negative impact, including on young people.
“The only young people affected by marriage equality are young gay people who, for the first time, will have the same dignity as everyone else in our country and they deserve that.
“The ‘Yes’ campaign is about uniting Australians while the ‘No’ campaign is about dividing our nation.”
Watch the ad below: