Pauline Hanson has warned legalising same-sex marriage could result in a ban on children calling their parents “mum and dad”.

9 news have shared Senator Pauline Hanson warned people that changes to marriage equality laws could soon mean school children would be banned from calling their parents “mum and dad” so as not to offend the children of same-sex couples.

Recently early childhood activist, Dr Red Ruby Scarlet was pushing for Father’s Day to be renamed to  ‘Special Person’s Day’ so children without fathers aren’t offended.

Mother’s Day surely will closely follow scrutinisation as well.

We know the response Woolworths received after daring to sell an inclusive “Special person” cake for Father’s Day recently.

Many shoppers vowed to never shop at the retail giant again.

How can we be more inclusive though?

New anti-vilification laws make it an offence to vilify, intimidate or threaten to cause harm to a person on the basis of their sexual orientation, gender identity, intersex status or religious conviction during the survey.

Read more:

  1.  Push to rename Father’s Day
  2. Outrage at Woolworths’ Father’s Day cake

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  • Stupid woman with another stupid idea!


  • Speaking of mums and dads – where have the real mum stories gone? I haven’t been on here for a while and they seem to have disappeared. How long have they been gone for? I submitted this as a question to be put in the Q and A section, but I don’t think it got published. I really enjoyed reading about the real life stories of other mums. It made the site more interconnected. I’m not saying there is anything wrong with its current state, just that I miss them and wonder how long they have been gone for?


  • i think that this is ridiculous and i won’t stop using mum or dad.


  • We are becoming over the top about not offending people… it offends me that they want to do away with the “traditional” titles of Father’s Day etc…. where do you draw the line?


  • What a load of ****. She loves the headlines.


  • Does any -one listen to words coming out of this woman?


  • I very much doubt if this will be the case. I know from several same sex couples that they’re proud to called both “mum” as a couple (glad to carry that title and glad to be a mum).


  • This woman is a moron. Why do people vote for her?


  • this woman is an idiot


  • Life is already complicated. Some people like to create problems that don’t even exist yet.

    • I agree with your comment too – why make dramas and problems. There are catastrophic events in this world and why add another layer.


  • Bloody hell. It hurts my brain to roll my eyes as far as I need to roll them at this twit

    • LOL! Your comment made me laugh – my eye roll was similar! ;)


  • I do not know how to comment on this article…..except for where is there any proof or research to back up this claim?


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