Dog wearing marriage equality scarf threatened in Melbourne

MY dog Mack made a fairly unexpected entry into the same-sex marriage debate yesterday.

Equality Campaign Australia

Lately he’s been sporting a dapper Marriage Equality bandana around his neck.

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This week he spent the night at the dog sitter’s house because my husband and I were going to be out late at an event.

Yesterday she took him for a walk in the mid afternoon at McIvor Reserve in Yarraville, in Melbourne’s west. Dogs are allowed off leash while sports aren’t being played.

Mack was running around the oval and approached a man walking alone. He didn’t rush him or jump on him, but to my dog sitter’s absolute astonishment, the man did what thankfully turned out to be a fresh air kick at Mack.

He then turned to our dog sitter, abusing her with homophobic slurs. He called her a “perverted f***king poofter”, a degenerate and dangerous, while referencing the same-sex marriage survey.