Hateful and homophobic posters plastered on Melbourne streets ahead of plebiscite

The posters, which appeared over the weekend, spout a barrage of misleading claims.

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Advocates are calling on Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull to condemn “disgraceful” and “disgusting” posters found in Melbourne that urge Australians to “Stop The Fags.”

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The posters, which show two figures menacing a child with rainbow belts, spout a series of misleading and profoundly offensive claims — including, 92 per cent of children raised by gay parents are abused, 51 per cent have depression and 72 per cent are obese.

Opposition Leader Bill Shorten has taken to Facebook to condemn the “disgusting” posters, urging his counterpart to do the same.

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