“It’s not contagious Cory!”
Conservative senator Cory Bernardi became an unlikely ally of the “yes” campaign when he accidentally gatecrashed a photoshoot by Labor politicians.
Bernardi accidentally walked through the marriage equality photo of Western Australia Labor politicians wearing rainbow “It's Time” shirts in Parliament House on Monday night.
“You couldn't write this stuff,” Labor politician Dr Anne Aly told BuzzFeed News.
“It was one of those moments in life when the timing is so perfect.”
Bernardi is firmly against legalising same-sex marriage and is campaigning for the “no” camp in the same-sex marriage postal survey.
He thinks gay marriage as a “rainbow Trojan horse” and could lead to a slippery slope that could lead to bestiality.
Labor invited Bernardi to join them in showing support for the “yes” campaign in the postal survey.
“Somebody yelled at him: 'It's not contagious Cory, you can come join us!',” Aly said.
But Bernardi declined the invitation and instead covered his face.
Bernardi tweeted that he has “always been one to run the gauntlet”, adding, “although they kept calling me to come back!”.