Things are getting heated in Australia as voting happens in the country’s same-sex marriage referendum. With the postal vote taking place over several weeks, it’s allowing passions to get heated on both sides, with the ‘no’ camp getting hysterical enough that they tried to stop Macklemore from singing ‘Same Love’ at a sporting event, as if that was going to be the deciding factor.
Aussie stars who’s stood up to speak out have nearly all been in the ‘yes’ camp, and perhaps not too surprisingly that now includes Hugh Jackman, who’s long been a supporter of gay rights. He took to Twitter to says that he and his wife Deborah-Lee Furness, ‘believe all Australians deserve to be treated equally under the law. That’s why Deb & I are voting YES #equality and #love!’
Jackman joins the likes of Kylie and Danni Minogue,and Chris and Liam Hemsworth, who’ve voiced their support for same sex marriage in Australia. Polls suggest a majority of Aussie support a change in the law, but even so it’s believed the vote may be close, partly as it’s believed those opposing same sex marriage are more likely to vote than those who either support or are ambivalent about it. The final result will be announced in November.
— Hugh Jackman (@RealHughJackman) September 26, 2017