• 'The Big Deal' promotes marriage equality in the lead up to Mardi Gras. (Youtube)Source: Youtube
A saucy new video, and a timely reminder that love is love.
Michaela Morgan

1 Mar 2017 - 4:02 PM  UPDATED 1 Mar 2017 - 4:02 PM

A clever new video has been released by the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras to promote marriage equality.

'The Big Deal' depicts a backyard barbecue, with family members slathering their meals in BBQ sauce as a young man looks around hesitantly.

"Get stuck in, son," his father urges him.

"Actually Mum, Dad... I like tomato sauce," he announces.

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After a few moments of silence, and looks of confusion from family members, the father storms away from the table, only to return and embrace his son, accepting his tomato sauce loving ways. 

As they return to their meal, the son and his partner share a kiss and reveal their matching wedding bands—with not a single person at the table batting an eye. 

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"These events have the ability to connect people with a like-minded community that could potentially save our lives. They help embolden the queer community to be a powerful force to be reckoned with. They help us find our voice, find our friends and find ourselves," writes Dani Leever.

The heartwarming advertisement ends with the message: "A simple difference shouldn't be a big deal".

The video has gone viral, attracting over two million views on Facebook.