“We will not marry until all Australians can.” The couple said
Australia — Kylie and Joshua Sasse, British actor and LGBTQ+ advocate, announced their engagement earlier this year, but they said that they will not marry until all Australians can.
Minogue, also an LGBTQ+ Advocate, has been part of the “Say I do Down Under” Campaign, and also very outspoken about equal rights for LGBT people in her country.
— kylie minogue (@kylieminogue) October 6, 2016
“When I found out that gay marriage was illegal in Australia, I was astounded,” said Sasse, who launched the “Say I Do Down Under”campaign at the weekend.
“I simply can’t fathom on any level, whether it’s moral or religious or anything, that I have the right to get married and to marry the person that I love and that somebody else doesn’t because of their sexual orientation.” He added.
— Joshua Sasse (@joshuasasse) September 22, 2016
“Have you ever been in love? Are you in love? Could you imagine yourself there one day?
Imagine too then, having your government deny you that right — what if you couldn’t marry that person. Your person. ” the campaign states.
Malcolm Turnbull, Australia’s prime minister, introduced a legislation last month to allow a public, non-binding vote on same-sex marriage early next year. The Telegraph reports
However, the February 11th plebiscite has been denounced by critics as a waste of public funds as it would have no legal weight and the parliament would ultimately have the final decision. Critics also say it would spur a highly divisive debate.