• The Coalition for Marriage's first 'vote no' advert aired last night. (Coalition for Marriage)
Last night, the first advert for the 'vote no' campaign aired, from the Coalition for Marriage - reactions have been flooding in on social media since.
By
Chloe Sargeant

30 Aug 2017 - 11:50 AM  UPDATED 30 Aug 2017 - 11:50 AM

The Coalition for Marriage aired its first advertisement encouraging Australians to vote no in the same-sex marriage postal survey last night, and countless people have expressed their thoughts about the ad on social media. 

The advert featured three Australian mothers who are voting 'No' - including Cella White, who received media coverage last year after removing her children from Frankston High because the school was a part of the national Safe Schools program. 

The women speak about concerns regarding the inclusion of LGBTQI+ people in school programs, and imply a link between marriage equality, and programs like Safe Schools becoming compulsory in schools.

One woman says her son was told they could wear a dress to school, another says that Year 7 students were asked to "role play being in a same-sex relationship". A title card expresses that parents would "lose the right to choose". 

Some social media users expressed strong thoughts from both sides about the channels which aired the advert:

Some were horrified by the advert:

Some questioned whether the advert contained details relevant to the same-sex marriage survey:

And others related to the anecdotes told in the video, and expressed support for the 'No' campaign:

You can watch the Coalition for Marriage's advert here:

RECOMMENDED:
First 'vote no' to same-sex marriage advertisement airs
The first national campaign urging people to vote no to same-sex marriage has been labelled 'misleading' and 'damaging' by vote yes proponents.
Opinion: Talk of same-sex marriage impinging on religious freedom is misconceived. Here’s why
"Conservative Christians are now depicting themselves as potential victims of discrimination. This is despite the long history of past discrimination against gays and lesbians, including criminalisation of male homosexuality and the ineligibility of same-sex couples for many federal government entitlements."
Abbott warns of 'moral bullying' ahead of same-sex marriage postal vote
Former prime minister Tony Abbott says some same-sex marriage advocates have attempted to set a disappointing tone to the debate.