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Watch: Gay Student Booed for Opposing Marriage Equality in Australia

Tuesday Sep 19, 2017

A video of a gay Queensland University student in Australia being booed for railing against legalizing marriage equality in the country is making the waves this week.

A clip of the student, only identified as Wilson, is seen speaking at an anti-gay marriage rally, urging voters to vote "no" in the ongoing marriage equality postal vote in Australia.

"We're here today because we support marriage as it has always been - between one man and one woman," he said. "And I am here specifically because I'm a gay man.

"I'm a gay conservative who wants to see marriage the way it is," he adds. "They want to drown us out, they want to drown me out, they want to speak for me. There are thousands of gay people in this country who are against same-sex marriage, who see the effects that it will have on the family, on schools, on politics, on churches."

He's eventually confronted by a crowd of gay marriage supporters. Wilson says:

"I support what marriage really is and I'm gay," he is heard saying in a Facebook video. "These people hate us. They call us Nazis, bigots and homophobes.

"Where's the real hatred here? They can't call me a homophobe. The entire way they're going about their debate is shouting us down," he goes on to say, later adding, "People who want to destroy everything that is good about Australia. They want to introduce radical gender ideology into schools."

Australia's former Prime Minister Tony Abbot, a strong opponent of LGBT rights, shared the student's message in a tweet.

Watch clips of Wilson's rant below.

[H/T Pink News]
[H/T Gay Time News]


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