And so it has begun. The bile and filth that the LGTBI community and its supporters feared would be thrown at them in the name of a “public debate” on marriage equality has commenced.

On Thursday ABC breakfast host Michael Rowland tweeted a sample of the hate mail he’s received while covering the issue, a postcard featuring a rainbow coloured cupcake on one side and an ALL CAPS rant about sodomites and ABC bias on the other.