An 18-year-old Christian has lost her job after publicly sharing her opposition to same-sex marriage in Australia on Facebook. Madeline, who was working as a contractor for Capital Kids’ Parties in Canberra, changed her Facebook profile picture to say “It’s OK to vote no”, in reference to the ongoing postal vote on legalizing same-sex marriage. Her employer, Madlin Sims, said this was “homophobic” and could not

be tolerated. She said: “Today I fired a staff member who made it public knowledge that they feel ‘it’s okay to vote no’. “Advertising your desire to vote no for SSM is, in my eyes, hate speech. Voting no is homophobic. Advertising your homophobia is hate speech.” She added: “It’s not okay to vote no.” Sims also claimed that Madeline’s views made her a danger to children, adding that she “could not risk her voicing those opinions to any children of ours”. READ MORE