The marriage debate took an ugly turn over the weekend, with a petition launched against one of the women featuring in the first No campaign advertisement.
Dr Pansy Lai is medical doctor practising in Sydney, and a petition run on Getup!-affiliated 'CommunityRun.org' called for the doctor's registration to be reviewed due to her position opposing homosexual marriage.
Even though the petition has now been withdrawn, Australian Conservatives is showing its support for Dr Lai by:
- running a campaign in support of Dr Lai. You can show your support for Dr Lai by clicking here; and
- Senator Bernardi tabling a motion in the Senate supporting Dr Lai, freedom of conscience and freedom of speech. The motion is due for a vote on Tuesday and reads as follows: