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An Australian Pizza Parlor Just Shut Down Anti-Gay Marriage Advocates

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Tasmania's Wiseguise Pizza burnt homophobia to a crisp.

There's a fierce debate happening in Australia right that had divided the country: pineapple or no pineapple on pizza? Alright, so the debate is actually about whether to legalize gay marriage, but that hasn't stopped one pizza shop from changing the narrative and easing some of the tension.

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After an anti-marriage billboard was erected next door to Wiseguise Pizza in Tasmania that says in large, bold font that "it's okay to say 'no,'" employees decided to shift the debate to one we can all agree to disagree on. "We are painting the side of our building, not on the sign, and basically turning that into a bit of humour," he said. "We try not to have a political point of view as a business, so I think we've taken the stance away from it. I think this is a better solution to just the sign on its own."

The managing director of the shop, Alex Jones (no not that Alex Jones), said that he believed the billboard would take away business as the debate heats up and the country begins the mail-in ballot voting process, so he and his employees spent three hours painting their own addition to the sign, adding the words "to pineapple on pizza."

As the gay marriage debate continues down under, we can only hope the Aussies will do the right thing and throw their support behind marriage equality and pineapple pizza. It's a perfect flavor blend!

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