New Ads in Australia: Legalize Gay Marriage, and Schools Will Push Transgenderism on Children

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Television ads warning that schools will encourage boys to wear dresses and compel students to role play homosexual relationships launched in Australia Tuesday, as conservatives desperately fight back against the pressure to legalize same-sex marriage and all the LGBT baggage that all too often comes with it.

"School told my son he could wear a dress next year if he felt like it," a concerned mother says in one of the ads. "When same-sex marriage passes as law overseas, these types of programs become widespread and compulsory," another mother warns. "Kids in year 7 are being asked to role play being in a same-sex relationship."

"In countries with gay marriage, parents have lost their rights to choose," the ad warns. "We have a choice. You can say no."

Between September 12 and November 7, citizens in Australia will vote by mail on whether or not to legalize same-sex marriage. These new ads, paid for by the Coalition for Marriage, are part of a campaign warning that if Australia votes "yes," that will place religious freedom and rights of association in jeopardy.

On its website, the Coalition for Marriage suggests that the vote on same-sex marriage is really a referendum on religious freedom, freedom of speech, and a controversial pro-LGBT education program called "Safe Schools."

The Coalition for Marriage argues that the Safe Schools program exposes "children to gender ideology and explicit sexual material in the name of 'anti-bullying.'"

The website includes a video featuring an outraged mother who declares, "The Safe Schools program is not and never was an anti-bullying program." She attacked the program for teaching gender theory, the idea that gender "has nothing to do with your biological, psychological, or physiological makeup, that it is actually a social construct." She also noted the program teaches there are 63 different genders.

The mother recalled horror stories about her daughter being taught to masturbate at age 13, the school teaching anal sex positions, and the school telling children not to discuss their sex lessons outside the classroom. "This program sexualizes children ... it is absolutely disgusting and it needs to stop."

The Coalition for Marriage website also links to the All of Us booklet, a document Safe Schools uses. This booklet presents an "interactive exercise" called "stepping out," which explicitly encourages students to consider what it would be like to be attracted to someone of the same sex.

Another ad, published by the group Australian Conservatives, also linked transgender education to the legalization of same-sex marriage. "Same-sex marriage is only about love, or is it?" the ad asks. The answer is clearly "no."