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This Paper Shop Is Turning Anti Same-Sex Marriage Flyers Into Confetti For Gay Weddings

"It's confetti made from 100% recycled lies." BuzzFeed News spoke to the shop to hear more about the project.

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A paper shop in Dublin is recycling anti same-sex marriage flyers that are being handed out by campaigners and turning them into confetti for same-sex weddings.

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The Daintree Paper shop says the flyers – which contain "disgusting" and "factually incorrect" statements – are being spread by the "No Campaign" in the run up to the referendum on the legalisation of same-sex marriage in Ireland happening in May.

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The "Shred Of Decency" project collects flyers and leaflets and recycles them into confetti to "help to get a positive message for marriage equality."

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Stephen Rogers, who works for the Rothco agency behind the idea, told BuzzFeed News: "We decided that this was an opportunity to take this awful literature and turn it back on itself, to help create a positive message in the run up to the referendum."

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He said that any profits the shop raises from the project will be donated to the Yes Equality campaign. "So in a nice twist, the extreme no are supporting the Yes Campaign with their horrible lies," he added.

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The Daintree Paper shop is encouraging people to drop any flyers into their shop where they will be recycled into confetti.

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They are also asking people celebrating marriage equality with their confetti to share their photos on Instagram and on Twitter with the #shredofdecency hashtag.

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Here's their snazzy campaign video, too.

View this video on YouTube

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Rossalyn Warren is a senior reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in London.

Contact Rossalyn Warren at rossalyn.warren@buzzfeed.com.

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