The Australian Labor Party is to run adverts against anti-LGBT+ Liberal candidate via Grindr

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A screenshot of the advertisement published by ABC shows a photo of the Labor Party candidate Gurpal Singh with a caption “Liberal candidate linked same-sex marriage to pedophilia.” Singh, a lawyer who is running for the safe Labor seat of Scullin, Melbourne, made the comments in 2017 while campaigning against same-ex marriages being legally approved in the country, as he believed that homosexuality was against nature. “Marriage is a legalization of a sexual relationship between two persons which is male and female predominantly for the reason of progeny and there is no progeny in a gay or lesbian relationship,” he said. The advertisement will reportedly target Grindr users in parts of Melbourne that strongly backed same-sex marriage, which was introduced in November 2017 after a postal survey. The Liberal Party has been under pressure to dump Singh ahead of the election. However party leader and incumbent Prime Minister Scott Morrison confirmed that the candidate will remain on his position because he apologized for his words.

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