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Say no to ‘radical’ sex and gender programs, says Coalition for Marriage

The Coalition for Marriage has launched another two advertisements, arguing parents need to say no to “radical sex and gender programs” in schools, as kids are under the age of consent.

It comes three weeks after the first ad from the Coalition for Marriage, which claimed parents will lose their rights to make decisions about their children should the ‘Yes’ campaign win.

The latest ad, dubbed ‘The Gender Fairy’ after Jo Hirst’s novel, is backed by sombre music once again, this time with two women arguing schools should not offer ‘radical gender and sex programs’ to children.

Heidi McIvor, the first woman in the ad, says school programs have no place teaching “radical gender ideas” to her son, which tell him “he might not be who he was born as.”

Another woman says: “How am I supposed to protect my kids in the future from this stuff?”

The Coalition for Marriage’s spokesman, Lyle Shelton, said the answer to the woman – whose name is Cella White –  was important.

“Australian parents who are concerned about radical LGBTIQ sex and gender education in schools, and about their ability to have a say in what their children learn at school can and should vote ‘no’ in the postal survey,” he said.

A third advertisement sees McIvor talks about young students being asked to role play same sex relationships.

Shelton said Australian parents have the right to say ‘no’.

“Australian parents have a right to say ‘no’ to radical sex and gender programs in schools. Australian parents have a right to say ‘no’ to the removal of their parental rights,” he added.

This morning, the sky over Sydney was covered with the words ‘Vote No.’

‘Vote No’ appeared across Sydney skies this morning

It comes a day after the official launch of the ‘No campaign’ by the Coalition for Marriage, which took place at Darling Harbour Theatre in Sydney, and was led by Senator Cory Bernardi.

According to an article posted in the Sydney Morning Herald, Bernardi said at the launch: “If the state redefines marriage, it also redefines how you can speak, think, advocate and believe about marriage.

“That is the very real consequence of what is to come if we lose this battle.”

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