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Australian Advertising Standards Bureau throws out lesbian billboard complaint

in AUSTRALIA, 13/07/2013

A complaint about an Australian PFLAG billboard showing a couple who are expecting their baby to be a lesbian has been thrown out by the Advertising Standards Bureau – though they also through out a complaint about an anti-gay billboard in Tasmania.

Complaints against a billboard with the message that ‘marriage equality is every family’s issue’ because any child could be born gay have been dismissed by the Australian Advertising Standards Bureau.

The billboard, erected by the group Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG), depicts an expectant couple getting an ultrasound of their baby and the slogan ‘Surprise! You’re having a lesbian!’ was the subject of two complaints.

The billboard, erected next to Brisbane’s Inner City Bypass at Bowen Hills, also resulted in hate mail being sent to the offices of GOA billboards, who had donated the space for free.

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