Tony Abbott, the conservative leader of the Australia’s opposition party, was having dinner on Sunday night in Melbourne when he was interrupted by a group of gay rights activists.
Abbott, who said just yesterday that he wants a “non-discriminatory society” in which gays and lesbians are not allowed to get married, was not pleased to be disturbed during his meal.
The Sydney Morning Herald reports:
…the group of about six protesters chanted: “Tony Abbott, you’re a bigot, gay marriage you don’t dig it,” before being removed from the restaurant by a staff member.
Equal Love convenor Ali Hogg, who organised the protest, said she was tipped off about Mr Abbott’s location by another diner in the restaurant.
“We took the opportunity to give him a piece of our mind,” she told the National Times this morning.
Restaurant staff remove the protesters.
According to Ms Hogg, Mr Abbott smirked at the protesters and said, “I think you’ve made your point. I think you should leave now.”
Oh yeah, nothing says “I respect gays and lesbians” like smirking. Except, I guess, prohibiting them from getting married.