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Chris Hemsworth the latest to back marriage equality in Australia

Chris Hemsworth the latest to back marriage equality in Australia


Hollywood heavyweight Chris Hemsworth is the latest celebrity to throw his support behind marriage equality.

The Thor star took to Instagram to show his support for the cause. It comes ahead of the government’s planned $122 million (€82,281 £75,191) postal survey on the issue.

Depending on the results of the non-binding, voluntary public survey, the government may then legislate on marriage equality.

Hemsworth posted a photo on Instagram reminding people to update their electoral roll details or enrol to vote.

‘Dear open minded, free speaking, laid back, life loving aussies,’ Hemsworth wrote.

‘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 ✌️#equality’

Other celebrities urging people to vote ‘yes’ in the upcoming survey include; Kylie Minogue, Troye Sivan, Flume, Margot Robbie, Lucy Lawless and RuPaul’s Drag Race star, Kim Chi.

All about that equality

Even ‘All About That Bass’ singer Meghan Trainor was dragged into the Australian debate.

The singer had to declare her support for marriage equality after her image was used without her consent in advertising for the ‘no’ campaign.

‘I SUPPORT MARRIAGE EQUALITY!’ Trainor wrote on Twitter.

‘Someone in Australia is illegally using my picture for a campaign against marriage equality. So wrong. Not okay.’

Last chance to enrol to vote

It is the last day for Australians to enrol to vote or update their electoral details ahead of the postal survey.

Aussies outside of Australia anytime between September 7 and November 12, read this information about how you can vote.

People can call the Australian Bureau of Statistics directly on 1800 572 113 to confirm their enrolment and address over the phone. The overseas number is +61 2 6252 5262.