“With one month to go until the ballot closes, the Coalition for Marriage is urging every Australian to head to the post box and vote ‘no’ to the consequences of redefining marriage,” Coalition for Marriage spokesman Lyle Shelton said today.

“More and more Australians are speaking up and participating in the debate about marriage.

“The already high turnout demonstrates that the Australian public understand the gravity of the decision before us, and that they know it has consequences for everyone.

“We have been overwhelmed with calls and emails from people all over Australia who are concerned about how same sex marriage will impact on schools, freedom of speech and freedom of religion.

“In the small number of countries where marriage has been redefined, precious freedoms have been lost. Parents are losing the right to say no, as governments enshrine radical LGBTIQ sex and gender programs in the classroom.

‘The research clearly identifies the level of concern amongst mums and dads about what impact changing the marriage act will have on their kid’s education.

“All we have is a promise from certain politicians that we need to trust them. And other politicians are openly saying that they will not support protections of speech and faith.

“We continue to call on all Australians to participate in the process peacefully and respectfully. It is absolutely crucial that people are able to speak up and participate in a national conversation about marriage in a respectful and peaceful manner.

“They need to be able to do so without fear of intimidation, bullying, sackings or violence.

“Our campaign has worked tirelessly to encourage everyone to have a conversation with their families, friends and neighbours about the consequences of redefining marriage, and to tell them that it’s ok to say no.

“Today, with one month to go, post your no.”

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