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Gay marriage mural shows Tony Abbott marrying himself

A Sydney street mural painted in support of marriage equality depicts former Prime Minister Tony Abbott tying the knot with himself.

The giant painting shows Mr Abbott, a key figure advocating the ‘no’ vote in the upcoming postal survey, dressed as both bride and groom.

‘Look what’s been painted in Redfern! Brilliant! Please share, want to make sure Tony sees it! Australia, it’s time,’ an image posted on Facebook was captioned. 

But the mural has divided social media, just hours before survey forms are set to hit post boxes across the country on Tuesday.  

A Sydney street mural painted in support of marriage equality depicts former Prime Minister Tony Abbott tying the knot with himself

The giant painting shows Mr Abbott dressed as both bride and groom. A passerby is seen stopping to take a photo of the mural 

The giant painting shows Mr Abbott dressed as both bride and groom. A passerby is seen stopping to take a photo of the mural 

‘It’s time we all said NO,’ one user wrote, while another said: ‘Love it! If Tony could marry himself he would.’

‘This painting is nothing but hurtful and unnecessary. Could they not just have painted and image of two men or women who love each other?’ another wrote.

The mural was painted by Australian artist Scott Marsh on Sunday.

‘Had such a great time painting today, super positive vibes,’ Mr Marsh wrote on social media.

‘Work in progress will polish it up tomorrow, thanks everyone who said hi.’

The mural has divided social media, just hours before survey forms are set to hit post boxes across the country on Tuesday

The mural has divided social media, just hours before survey forms are set to hit post boxes across the country on Tuesday

The former prime minister is a key figure advocating the 'no' vote in the upcoming postal survey on same-sex marriage

The former prime minister is a key figure advocating the ‘no’ vote in the upcoming postal survey on same-sex marriage

The mural came as the campaigns on both sides of the same-sex marriage debate were ramped up over the weekend. 

Tens of thousands of people rallied in support of marriage equality around the country on Sunday.

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and Opposition Leader Bill Shorten made strong cases in favour of change at campaign launches in Sydney. 

Mr Turnbull on Sunday made his strongest yet statement pressing the case for the ‘yes’ vote, saying it was fundamentally a question of fairness. 

Protesters are pictured gathering for a rally in support for marriage equality in Sydney on Sunday

Protesters are pictured gathering for a rally in support for marriage equality in Sydney on Sunday

The mural in the Sydney suburb of Redfern was painted by Australian artist Scott Marsh on Sunday

The mural in the Sydney suburb of Redfern was painted by Australian artist Scott Marsh on Sunday

'Had such a great time painting today, super positive vibes,' Mr Marsh wrote on social media

‘Had such a great time painting today, super positive vibes,’ Mr Marsh wrote on social media

‘In any one of those nations has the sky fallen in, has life as we know it ground to a halt, has traditional marriage been undermined? The answer is plainly no,’ he said.

Mr Shorten told the Sydney rally it was time for same-sex marriage and apologised that politicians had failed to make it happen.

Survey forms with the question ‘Should the law be changed to allow same-sex couples to marry?’ will be mailed to voters from Tuesday.

They’ll have the option to tick a ‘yes’ or ‘no’ box and the result will be announced on November 15.

If the majority of Australians voted yes like him, a private member’s bill will go to parliament, which Mr Turnbull predicted would ‘sail through’. 

The mural came as the campaigns on both sides of the same-sex marriage debate were ramped up over the weekend

The mural came as the campaigns on both sides of the same-sex marriage debate were ramped up over the weekend

Opposition Leader Bill Shorten (pictured with daughter Clementine) and Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull made strong cases in favour of change at campaign launches in Sydney

Opposition Leader Bill Shorten (pictured with daughter Clementine) and Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull made strong cases in favour of change at campaign launches in Sydney

Mr Turnbull on Sunday made his strongest yet statement pressing the case for the 'yes' vote

Mr Turnbull on Sunday made his strongest yet statement pressing the case for the ‘yes’ vote

 

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