Last week the organisation Australian Marriage Equality announced that Hugh Jackman had signed up to its pro-gay-marriage declaration, and promised they’d be announcing more celebrity support this week.
Well, they’ve done just that, with Grease star Olivia Newton-John pledging her support and saying, “With respect to marriage equality I believe that no one has the right to judge and deny couples who love each other the ability to make a marriage commitment. Love is love.”
The news comes ahead of a sold out dinner this Wednesday in support of gay marriage, hosted by director Stephan Elliot (Priscilla Queen Of The Desert).
Alex Greenwich, Australian Marriage Equality’s National Convener said, “Australians admire celebrities like Olivia Newton-John and Hugh Jackman because they reflect our values of tolerance and a fair go for all, values which they are reminding us apply just as much to same-sex couples as to other Australians.”
A fresh attempt to push marriage equality into law in Australia is expected to be made later this year, with the hope being that the support of celebrity will help build momentum.