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Gay marriage supporter vows to vote no after ‘Yes’ text

A same-sex marriage supporter has publicly declared she will be voting ‘no’ after receiving an ‘invasive’ text from the ‘Yes’ campaign.

Marta Hemming posted in the YES to Marriage Equality Facebook group saying the mass text message the campaign sent out a few days ago forced her to change who she supported in the postal vote.

‘Well I was voting Yes until today but your unsolicited text message telling me what to do made me change my mind,’ Ms Hemming wrote. 

A same-sex marriage supporter has publicly declared she will be voting ‘no’ after receiving an ‘invasive’ text from the ‘Yes’ campaign (pictured)

Marta Hemming posted in a Facebook group saying the mass text message the 'Yes' campaign sent out a few days ago forced her to change who she supported in the postal vote

Marta Hemming posted in a Facebook group saying the mass text message the ‘Yes’ campaign sent out a few days ago forced her to change who she supported in the postal vote

The Australian Equality Campaign sent a bulk text message to about 31 million random mobile phones in Australia on Saturday (pictured)

The Australian Equality Campaign sent a bulk text message to about 31 million random mobile phones in Australia on Saturday (pictured)

‘You want equality, you want to be treated fairly and with respect, well it’s a two-way street.’

The Australian Equality Campaign sent a bulk text message to about 31 million random mobile phones in Australia on Saturday, with an estimated cost of about $4.65 million.

Millions of Australians received text messages instructing them to ‘make history and vote YES for a fairer Australia’. 

However, the Perth woman wrote on Facebook that the text message was ‘unsolicited’, forcing her to vote ‘no’. 

‘I am caring for my dying mother, telling me what to do and how to vote is NOT OK (sic),’ Ms Hemming wrote. 

‘I felt bullied by you for telling me how to vote.

The Perth woman wrote on Facebook the text message was 'unsolicited' which forced her to vote 'no' (stock image)

The Perth woman wrote on Facebook the text message was ‘unsolicited’ which forced her to vote ‘no’ (stock image)

'I am caring for my dying mother, telling me what to do and how to vote is NOT OK (sic),' Ms Hemming wrote (stock image)

‘I am caring for my dying mother, telling me what to do and how to vote is NOT OK (sic),’ Ms Hemming wrote (stock image)

The 'Yes' campaign spent an estimated $4.65 million on the random text messages 

The ‘Yes’ campaign spent an estimated $4.65 million on the random text messages 

‘I too want to be treated fairly and with respect.’

Since Saturday, Ms Hemming’s Facebook post has received more than 17,000 reactions and more than 12,000 comments. 

However, some eagle eyed Facebook users claim Ms Hemming was always going to vote against same-sex marriage, which she declared on September 10.

Many people shared Ms Hemming’s original post against same-sex marriage, which showed her questioning why gay people want to be able to marry.

However, some eagle eyed Facebook users claim Ms Hemming was always going to vote against same-sex marriage, which she declared on September 10 (pictured)

However, some eagle eyed Facebook users claim Ms Hemming was always going to vote against same-sex marriage, which she declared on September 10 (pictured)

‘Why are so many gays intent on marriage equality when most wouldn’t understand the first thing about commitment and sacrifice,’ she wrote almost two weeks before declaring the ‘Yes’ text message changed her opinion. 

‘Marriage equality does not mean being in an open relationship, having polygamist relationships, nor trolling online sites like Grindr daily for group sex like they’re missing out on something!

‘What’s it all about?’.  

Many people commented on Ms Hemming’s post, saying a text message shouldn’t change a person’s opinion, while others called the Facebook user a ‘troll’ or claimed it was a ‘fake profile’.       

Read more at DailyMail.co.uk


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