A newspaper and
television advertising campaign calling for same-sex marriage
commenced on 5 September and is due to run for six weeks.
The campaign is designed to reach out to
Australia with a message from the families of gay and lesbian
Australians highlighting the unfairness of legal inequality.
Shelley Argent as
she appears in the
campaign will feature the national
spokesperson for Parents and Friends
of Lesbians and Gays(PFLAG), Mrs Shelley Argent, challenging
Kevin Rudd with the statement "my son is not a second rate
citizen"and contrasting the fact her gay son can't marry with the fact
her straight son can.
Advertising campaigns like
this one reach an enormous number of people and send a
strong message to politicians.
They also cost a lot of
Our ability to continue
campaigns like this one depends entirely on how much
money we can raise and on what you and others like you
are prepared to donate.