Labor MP subjected to fear campaign over marriage equality support
It seems a private citizen has taken on Queensland seat of Moreton’s sitting member, Graham Perrett, for his support of marriage equality. A flyer has been circulated in Perrett’s electorate depicting a crying toddler saying “ I want my mum and my dad’.
The flyer goes on to declare "Loving kids and respecting their rights means keeping marriage law that puts kids' needs first". The flyer then suggests voters mark Perrett last on their ballot.
Australian Marriage Equality national director, Rodney Croome, said,
"The people behind this flyer should be ashamed of themselves for running this kind of fear campaign against marriage equality, particularly one that involves children."
"We agree that the needs of children come first and marriage equality will do this by providing the children of same-sex couples with the chance to have married parents."
Perrett, a member of the Labor party, is a staunch supporter of marriage equality. Last year he chaired a parliamentary inquiry which received over a quarter of a million submissions - the most to any federal inquiry ever - 64% of which favoured married equality.