The National Mental Health Commission issued a warning on Monday about the negative effects the intense dialogue surrounding same-sex marriage could have on LGBT+ people, but not everyone is convinced. Former resources minister Matt Canavan told Sky News that the debate “hasn’t been that bad”, despite anti-gay propaganda being circulated around the country and “scaremongering” adverts airing on TV. “Can’t we just all grow a spine and grow up?” he said. “I mean, the debate hasn’t been that bad.
September 11 / Gay Times