A young couple reacts with joy at
hearing that they are “having a lesbian” baby in a new Australian
campaign to promote the legalization of gay marriage.
In the ad, the couple is asked during
an ultrasound appointment whether they want to know what they've
“We would,” the woman says.
“You're having a lesbian,” the
technician tells the couple.
The couple smiles broadly at the news.
“Any child can be born gay,” a
caption reads. “So marriage equality is every family's issue.”
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Shelley Argent, spokeswoman for Parents
and Friends of Lesbian and Gays, told news.com.au
that the campaign aimed to increase awareness that being gay is not a
An accompanying billboard in Queensland
shows a smiling pregnant woman under the headline, “Congratulations,
you're having a lesbian.”
The campaign is “designed to get
people thinking, and challenge them a little,” said campaign
creator Steve Minon. “We're trying to point out to any family that
marriage equality can be your number one priority, without your
knowing about it.”
Senate to consider recognizing overseas gay marriages.)