Aussie Celebrities Anchor Their Support in Favour of Same-Sex Marriages

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September 12th is just around the corner.

Why is this date so important for Aussies?

It’s the day Australia votes on the much controversial issue of same-sex marriages. The consensus is to be reached via a postal survey and Aussies from almost all walks of life have been registering their right to vote on the issue.

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - AUGUST 28: A wall painted with the rainbow flag and a message "Vote Yes" is seen in Newtown on August 28, 2017 in Sydney, Australia. The Australian Marriage Law Postal Survey, which will decide if same-sex marriage is to be legalised, is due to be sent out by the Australian Bureau of Statistics on September 12. (Photo by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)

(Photo by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)

There is an ongoing debate over which way the nation will swing when it comes to same-sex marriages – we can only wait to find out the fate of them. One can obviously see the nation divided into two schools of thought and then, there are those who don’t outwardly express their opinions on the matter.

The Aussie celebrities however, have been clearly rallying support in favour of same-sex marriages and the folks at emen8.com.au have been keeping efficient track of that.

Chris Hemsworth

Hottie Chris Hemsworth took to Instagram to encourage fellow Australians into registering themselves for the postal plebiscite scheduled to take place in September. He wrote:

“Dear open minded, free speaking, laid back, life loving Aussies. Marriage is about love and commitment and, in a country based on equal citizenship; it should be available to everyone! Vote now for marriage equality.”

Hugh Sheridan

Proud Aussie Hugh Sheridan of the “Packed to the Rafters” fame expressed his disappointment over the fact that Australia still hasn’t legalised same-sex marriage. He also expressed hope that things will change in his statement:

“I pray that my home land joins Argentina, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, Denmark, Finland, France, Iceland, Ireland, Luxembourg, Mexico, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, Germany, Malta, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, the United Kingdom, the United States and Uruguay in building a future that is about togetherness and tolerance…”

PHOTO / Peter PARKS (Photo credit should read PETER PARKS/AFP/Getty Images)

PHOTO / Peter PARKS (Photo credit should read PETER PARKS/AFP/Getty Images)

Kylie Minogue & the Say “I Do” Down Under Movement

It doesn’t come as a surprise that Hugh Sheridan isn’t the only one who finds Australia’s take on same-sex marriage as backward. In an interview for Pride Source, Kylie Minogue didn’t hesitate in admitting:

“As always, I support gay marriage. I feel like it will happen eventually, but wouldn’t it be great if it happened sooner rather than later? … It seems ironic and a bit backwards that marriage isn’t fully embraced with that.”

The singer has since then stood next to ex-fiancé British actor Joshua Sasse in his campaign “Say ‘I Do’ Down Under” promoting marriage equality rights for the Australian LGBT community. Ever since the campaign began, there have been a number of Australian celebrities including Margot Robbie, Rose Byrne, Tina Arena, Samantha Jade, Darren Hayes, and Jai Courtney have joined ranks and stood up for marriage equality in the country.

The Mondial Australian Marriage Equality Ring

Since we’re already discussing popular movements for the marriage equality rights of the Australian LGBT community, the Australian Marriage Equality Ring – crafted out of love by Mondial has become a symbol of #LoveisLove. And the Australian celebrities are endorsing it – Delta Goodrem, Danii Minogue, Jimmy Barnes, Adam Hills and several others have taken to the social media to record their support for this heirloom piece of love and genius.

Will Australia finally recognise the LGBT community’s right to marriage equality? Will love actually win?

We’ll find that out soon. Till then, stay tuned!

– P. Cook 

Guest Post by author Paul Cook 

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