Kylie Minogue and her fiancé Joshua Sasse have declared they will not get married until same-sex marriage is legal in her native Australia.
Equal marriage is a big issue in Australia right now with Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull’s proposed $200 million plebiscite – a proposal that the opposition and many gay rights activists vehemently disagree with.
But Kylie and her British actor partner have thrown their hats in the ring to fight for the rights of same-sex couples and have enlisted the help of some international celebrities to garner support for their 'Say I Do Down Under' campaign which calls for equal marriage in Australia.
Recently, 28-year-old Joshua announced the collaborative campaign with Australians 4 Equality via social media.
On the campaign’s website the Galavant star wrote:
“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.
“I was shocked to find out earlier this year that same-sex marriage in Australia is still illegal. There are many hurdles to jump in order to make constitutional change, but we are now the closest we’ve ever been to that change.
“Let’s raise our voice and public support for change. Get a shirt. Wear your heart on your sleeve. Support Australians 4 Equality, a coalition of organisations working to deliver a winning campaign so we can legalize all love in this country and SAY ‘I DO’ DOWN UNDER.”
And since then he’s been keen on showing off the stars he and Kylie have managed to get involved.
Dolly Parton, Margot Robbie, Jenna Dewan Tatum and US TV host Kelly Rippa are just a few who have gladly thrown their support behind the cause.
Margot even rocked the campaign’s pro-gay marriage tee during her hosting gig on long-running American comedy show SNL.
Kylie also joined in on promoting the same-sex marriage campaign with a tweet that asked everyone to spread the love.
Kylie has previously talked about her fiancé’s passion for the issue, saying: “He’s so adamant to fight for gay rights in Australia and it’s coming from the most genuine place.
“He just can’t fathom that same-sex marriage hasn’t been legalised and of course I back him up on that, we are waiting for it to happen.”
Same sex marriage became legal in New Zealand in 2013.
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