Anti Gay Marriage Group Accidentally Use Bisexual Pride Flag
A group of campaigners protesting against the equal marriage act in Australia have accidentally used a flag which represents bisexual pride.
The Coalition for Marriage, which consists of several other groups including the Australian Christian Lobby, is campaigning against a potential law which would give same sex couples equal rights when it comes to marriage. The coalition has said that it is the ‘silent majority’ and also stands up for religious freedoms.
However, it seems that the group needs to do some research as the flag they have chosen to accompany their campaign bears an uncanny resemblance to the bisexual flag designed by Michael Page in 1998 to represent the bi community.
Same sex marriage is currently illegal in Australia, though recent data shows that there is increasing support for gay and lesbian couples to have the same rights as heterosexuals. A survey showed that 67 percent of women and 59 percent of men are in favour of same sex marriage.
The government has recently called for a postal vote to gauge public opinion on the matter – critics have suggested it a flawed method. They claim that not only is it expensive but younger people, who are more likely to be pro gay marriage are less likely to respond to a postal survey than their older counterparts.