Kevin Ekendahl isn’t the only person standing in Melbourne Ports with a distinctly anti-gay how-to-vote card.
Like his Liberal rival, Labor candidate Michael Danby – a recent and reluctant convert to the gay marriage cause – also sends his preferences straight to the homophobes at Family First, before swerving off to the Stable Population Party, who won’t let anyone into Australia unless someone else leaves to make room for them.
The next spot goes to the evangelical and even more anti-gay Rise Up Australia Party – led by Sri Lankan fire and brimstone preacher Danny Naliah – followed by the Liberals, Greens, Democratic Labour, Palmer United, and finally, the Sex Party.
The latter are represented by Jewish transsexual Melissa Star.
At the 2010 election, Ekendahl only trailed Michael Danby by 334 first preference votes, but Greens preferences got Danby over the line. And they will probably do the same again this time. Here’s the Greens how to vote card.
Unless, of course, people use their heads, ignore all the how to vote cards, and make their own decisions.