Dog wearing marriage equality scarf ‘victim of homophobic attack in Australia’

Mack was reportedly attacked for wearing a marriage equality scarf (Twitter/@brolga2)

A dog has reportedly been attack for wearing a scarf promoting same-sex marriage in Australia.

Mack became an unlikely participant in the country’s debate on marriage equality when someone apparently yelled homophobic slurs at him in a park.

Owner Claire Sutherland posted a picture of her dog wearing the scarf on Twitter, tweeting alongside: “So some mouth-breathing cretin in the park tried to kick my dog while shouting homophobic slurs.

“Australia you have truly s*** the bed.”

Revealing more about what happened, Claire wrote how Mack was out with a dog sitter at McIvor Reserve in Yarraville, Melbourne, when the incident took place.

She said: “Mack was running around the oval and approached a man walking alone.

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“He didn’t rush him or jump on him, but to my dog sitter’s absolute astonishment, the man did what thankfully turned out to be a fresh air kick at Mack.

“He then turned to our dog sitter, abusing her with homophobic slurs.

“He called her a ‘perverted f***king poofter’, a degenerate and dangerous, while referencing the same-sex marriage survey.”

Australia is voting on whether to legalise same-sex marriages (Rex)

Claire added that her dog sitter “held her own” during the unpleasant encounter.

Australians have been voting whether to legalise same-sex marriages after first being proposed in 2015.

The results will not be known until November.

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