Australia's marriage equality debate has a new talking point with a controversial new 'vote no' television advertisement causing strong reactions across Twitter and other social media. Aired on Australian television networks on Tuesday, the Coalition for Marriage-commissioned advertisement depicts three Australian mothers divulging concerns about school programming, especially in relation to LGBTQI inclusive programs like Australia's Safe Schools , if marriage equality becomes legal. With more than , views as of writing and a staggering number of downvotes compared to upvotes , the ad is currently the third highest trending video on YouTube in Australia, sitting beneath only Taylor Swift's 'Look What You Made Me Do' video and Katy Perry's 'Swish Swish' video. Of course, the comments are disabled on the video. Unsurprisingly, the ad didn't go down too well.
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Same-sex marriage also known as gay marriage is the marriage of two people of the same sex or gender , entered into in a civil or religious ceremony. There are records of same-sex marriage dating back to the first century. In the modern era, same-sex marriage started being legalized at the beginning of the 21st century. Today, it is available in 28 countries. Same-sex marriage is also due to become legal in Costa Rica.
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Foxtel has been bombarded with irate messages from customers upset that the pay TV company has run ads from opponents of same-sex marriage. Fairfax Media, the publisher of this website, has also attracted some angry comments for running the Marriage Alliance's ad online. Customers have been telling Foxtel they will cancel their subscriptions on Monday and leaving rude emojis on Foxtel's Facebook site.
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