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These 50 celebrities want you to know why they support same-sex marriage in Australia

These 50 celebrities want you to know why they support same-sex marriage in Australia

Celebrities come out in support of same-sex marriage in Australia

Australia is in the midst of a postal survey on same-sex marriage, with just over a month left to send back their postal votes.

The debate’s heating up with more and more celebrities throwing their support behind the ‘Yes’ campaign.

Take a look through some of our favorite celebrities who are committed to marriage equality in the land down under.

1. Nicole Kidman, actress

Nicole Kidman calls for same-sex marriage in Australia

‘I believe in allowing people who love each other to share their lives together and to honour it.’

2. Elton John, singer

Elton John on the cover of this year’s album Wonderful Crazy Night

‘I love Australia. I love its spirit, it’s lack of pretence, it’s passion. I hope it can embrace the honesty and courage that seeks gay marriage as an expression not of desire but of love.’

3. Hugh Jackman, actor

Hugh Jackman reprises his role as Wolverine in Logan this month

‘We believe all Australians deserve to be treated equally under the law. That’s why Deb & I are voting YES #equality and #love!’

4. Kylie Minogue, singer

Kylie Minogue won't get married until everyone can

‘I wish everyone had the right to declare their love and unity’

5. Dannii Minogue, singer

‘This is IT! Take five minutes RIGHT NOW to update your address details so you can vote YES for marriage equality in November.’

6. Troye Sivan, singer

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‘I submitted my YES vote from overseas for Australian Marriage Equality and wanted to remind you all to #PostYourYes!’

7. Rose Byrne, actress

‘I have many gay friends in Australia and abroad and the fact that we don’t have equality in our country is baffling to me.’

8. Miley Cyrus, singer

‘Aussies are some of the most beautifully free spirited and open minded people I’ve ever gotten the chance to meet! Everyone deserves to love and marry who they choose!’

9. Margot Robbie, actress

‘To my fellow Aussies, If you haven’t already, let’s open our minds and hearts and vote YES. For we are young and free to marry who we chose!’

10. Ian Thorpe, olympic athlete


‘If you support marriage equality you need to enrol to vote or update your details by August 24 and you can do that online’

11. Courtney Act, Drag Race star

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‘Morning Australia! Did you #ringyourrellos to make sure they voted “Yes” and mailed their forms back?’

12. Captain Planet, television show

‘Without heart, there would be no Captain Planet! Australia, you have only 14 days to make sure you are enrolled to vote for the postal vote on same sex marriage’

13. Lucy Lawless, actress

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‘Aussie, do the right thing. Shame abandons and kills. Withholding equal rights is cruel. Vote to legalize same-sex marriage.’

14. Kim Chi, Drag Race star

‘Aussie folks!! Vote for your right! Vote YES to same sex marriage!’

15. Dustin Lance Black, director

Screenwriter and producer Dustin Lance Black

Dear #Australia: in your just pursuit of #MarriageEquality, remember the power of personal story to change hearts. That is how we change minds.’

16. Flume, singer

‘Australia, please make sure you are enrolled to vote. Love is love’

17. Ellen DeGeneres, talk show host

‘Should the law be changed to allow same-sex couples to marry?” Yes, it should. (Let’s do this, Australia.)’

18. Portia de Rossi, actress

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19. Cathy Freeman, athlete

She posted a photo ticking ‘Yes’ on her postal vote with the caption: ‘#MarriageEquality #VoteYes

20. Megan Gale, model

‘Popped the votes in the mail today… #marriageequality #loveislove #voteyes

21. Sean Hayes, actor

‘We’re all fighting to be looked at as a regular human being, like anybody else’

22. Sarah Blasko, singer

‘I feel passionately about the need for equality in all realms & am very much looking forward to playing some songs in support of Australian Marriage Equality’

23. Chris Hemsworth, actor


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’

24. Liam Hemsworth, actor

Liam Hemsworth

‘I believe it’s a HUMAN RIGHT to be able to marry the person you love regardless of gender. To all the Australians that care about equality and human rights please say YES to same sex marriage. Let’s not be silly about this. Vote YES for same sex marriage in Australia.’

25. Bindi Irwin, animal rights activist

‘”Should the law be changed to allow same-sex couples to marry?” Love is love. Yes, Australia.’

26. Cyndi Lauper, singer

Cyndi Lauper founded True Colors Fund benefiting LGBTI homeless youth

‘People should be able to love who they love’

27. Eric McCormack, actor

‘It’s a debate again but it’s a thing to be protected and defended and fought for. [Our characters] can’t necessarily make a topical reference to something that happened today, but we can fight that fight every week.’

28. Debra Messing, actress

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‘Love is love is love. We are not going to shy away from commenting on politics. We haven’t.’

29. Sophie Monk, Bachelorette

‘Only for Australian Marriage Equality would I spend 3 hours trying to use a computer to donate. PLEEEEEASE back the people that love each other.’

30. Megan Mullally, actress

‘Sometimes it’s so hard to realise that not everyone has the same belief system and thinks in the same way and not everybody’s as tolerant. The fact that gay marriage would be any kind of issue to me is unbelievable.’

31. Jamie Oliver, chef

‘I’ve seen that a lot of my Aussie friends on social media are going nuts for this … at the end of the day good parenting is good parenting, happiness is happiness and love is love’

32. Tom Daley, olympic diver

He posted a photo wearing an ‘I Do Down Under’ shirt

33. Guy Sebastian, singer

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Australia will return to perform in Eurovision

‘I don’t think anyone has the right to tell someone who they can and can’t be in love with’

34. Sia, singer

The LP will be her first release with new label, Atlantic Records

In an acceptance speech by activist Angie Greene, she said: ‘This award is for every single non-hetero and gender-diverse person, who can currently not marry the person that they love in this country. Australia, no one’s lives and the people they love should be up for debate.’

35. Sam Smith, singer

Sam Smith
Sam Smith

‘Come on beautiful Australia…. Let’s change things for the better. LOVE LOVE LOVE is LOVE.’

36. Meghan Trainor, singer

Meghan Trainor

‘I SUPPORT MARRIAGE EQUALITY!Someone in Australia is illegally using my picture for a campaign against marriage equality. So wrong. Not okay. VOTE YES FOR MARRIAGE EQUALITY. LOVE IS LOVE’

37. Jesinta Franklin, model

‘To be honest, as an Australian who travels so much, it makes me feel so ashamed of my country,” Franklin, 25, told the magazine which is on sale on Thursday. People are constantly saying ‘I can’t believe you don’t allow gay marriage’ and all I can do is agree. It’s embarrassing.’

38. Hugo Weaving, actor

‘I support and believe in marriage equality because I’m allowed to marry the person I love. But there are hundreds of thousands of people in this country who are Australian citizens who are not allowed to marry the people they love.’

39. Ruby Rose, actress

‘Can someone send me the link on how to vote overseas so I can retweet it and enroll?’

40. Macklemore, singer

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Macklemore will be singing hit-song Same Love at the NRL grand final.

41. Eddie Izzard, comedian

‘Australia, I encourage you to think positively, think of the future, think of equality and vote for it. What I love about Australia is its energy, its youthfulness, its forward-looking ability to say, “Forget the old empire, let us invent a new way of doing things.” And marriage equality is the new way of doing things.’

42. Christian Jessen, doctor

‘So many awful, regressive and hate-filled things happening in the world but Australia, you really surprise me. Do the right thing. The fact we have to ‘debate’ & ‘deliberate’ whether people should be allowed to marry each other shows we are not in any way civilised.’

43. Guy Pearce, actor

Rachel Griffiths and Guy Pearce head the cast of ABC's When We Rise.

‘This is of our history of overcoming past prejudices and embracing equality. It’s now time for marriage equality. It makes me sad and frustrated that we see marriage as the right of some and not others.’

44. Stephen Fry, comedian

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‘Australia! Support your  friends, family & community. Enrol/update TODAY.  to 

45. Casey Conway, rugby athlete

‘We all have a voice and we need to shout it out loud.’

46. Ricky-Lee, singer

‘I’m so ashamed that we live in a country that this isn’t law. I’m disgusted…sick to my stomach. It’s so important to use your voice and make your voice heard. Don’t get complacent and think that somebody else is going to make it happen. If everyone uses this moment, it’s going to make a huge difference in so many people’s lives.’

47. Jimmy Barnes, singer

‘Supporting marriage equality is a reform that will do our country proud. It’s time Canberra caught up with the rest of the country and ended this crazy ban that stops some of the most loving and committed couples from getting hitched.’

48. Tara Moss, author

‘YES. Also, why is this even a question in 2017? Let’s get it done.’

49. Hugh Sheridan, actor

‘We are all humans, all unique, all different. Everyone deserves the right to love whoever they fall for, because love is a gift and should be celebrated, cherished’

50. Ian McKellen, actor

Ian McKellen is a two-time Oscar nominee

‘Establishing the rights for gay people to be married would cost the Australian Government nothing financially and would gain for you worldwide respect from people like us and of course would change lives enormously – the lives of gay people and of their friends and of their families and therefore of Australia as a whole. It’s all done on the simple principle that gay people are all born unique but we are all born equal with the rest of the people and the law simply must not discriminate.’