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Tony Abbott marries Tony Abbott in this incredible mural

Meka Beresford September 11, 2017
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An incredible Mural has popped up in a Sydney suburb showing former Prime Minister Tony Abbott marrying himself.

Artist Scottie Marsh created the mural which depicts one version of Abbott in a suit and a second Abbott as a blushing bride in a white dress and veil.

Marsh is well known for his Kanye kissing Kanye and Casino Mike murals which previously made headlines.

Marsh told Hack that he created the mural to make a statement of support for the same-sex marriage postal survey.

The artist explained that he depicted Abbott, who called for Australian’s to vote no in order to “protect the family”, because of the politicians anti-same-sex marriage stance.

Related: What the hell is going on with same-sex marriage in Australia?

“When Tony Abbott released that video promoting the ‘No’ vote, you could almost hear the whole country going, ‘What the f*ck’,” Marsh explained.

He added that he had hoped to do the mural in Manly, which draws larger crowds as a suburb, but struggled to find a wall.
“I was hoping to find a wall in Manly to do [the mural] in his electorate.

“But unfortunately that was a lot harder to find. A lot of people generously offered up walls but they were a bit too small to do anything that had a bigger impact.”

Abbott accused same-sex marriage supporters of wanting to “deny” the Australian people a say after the High Court was petitioned to stop the postal survey from going ahead.

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Taking to Facebook after the High Court ruled in favour of the Government, Abbott said that he hopes “you vote to protect the family”.

LGBT+ activists launched the two lawsuits because the survey, which is being carried out by the Australian Bureau of Statistics, is not legally binding.

It is also estimated to cost the tax payer $120 million Australian dollars.

Over the weekend one of the largest LGBT+ rights demonstrations recorded was held in Sydney.

Over 20,000 people lined the streets of the New South Wales city to rally in favour of marriage equality ahead of the ballots being sent out.

Related topics: Australia, Australia, LGBT, marriage, same sex marriage, Tony Abbott

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