Kevin Rudd's godson allegedly punched for supporting SSM

FORMER prime minister Kevin Rudd claims his godson has been punched in the face while standing up for marriage equality.

With the Turnbull Government's controversial plebiscite on the issue generating heated debate from both sides of the issue, Mr Rudd says his godson's experience highlights one of he main arguments the "yes" campaign made for not having a public vote.

Those calling for the Government to simply amend current laws rather than go through the cost and potentially damaging public vote have long argued that comments and actions from the "no" campaign had the potential to be damaging to members of the LGBTIQ community.

News Corp Australia


Sudden closure of popular cafe and grocery shop

premium_icon Sudden closure of popular cafe and grocery shop

Landlord says dozens of people are "fighting" to use the space

Up to 200mm of rain in 24 hours: 'Things may get freaky'

Up to 200mm of rain in 24 hours: 'Things may get freaky'

Weather event not "locked in", but forecaster gives us a heads up

We're the lowest paid workers in the state

premium_icon We're the lowest paid workers in the state

"Most of us begrudgingly accept we will earn less here"

Local Partners