The mysterious and highly secretive Marriage Alliance is receiving help on its anti-marriage equality campaign from people with close ties to the National Organization for Marriage in the United States. Marriage Alliance was a group set up last year to make arguments against marriage equality. The group does not often respond to media requests about it or its backers, but it has strong ties to the Liberal Party. The group's campaigning efforts have mostly been confined to bizarre social media posts and a bit of letterboxing during the election campaign with the help of the Australian Christian Lobby. As Parliament looks set to debate the possibility of a plebiscite in the coming weeks, Marriage Alliance is ramping up its efforts, launching a petition last week for Opposition Leader Bill Shorten to allow the plebiscite to happen. The new-look website that came with the petition states it was created by OPUSfidelis, a US communications and marketing agency, and has links under myop.us, the link-shortener used by OPUSfidelis.

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