Pop princess Kylie Minogue and her fiance, Joshua Sasse have made a public announcement that they will not wed until same-sex marriage is made legal in Minogue’s home country of Australia.
“We are not comfortable getting married until this law is passed in Australia,” Sasse told The Independent. “I simply can’t fathom on any level, whether it’s moral or religious or anything, that I have the right to get married and to marry the person that I love and that somebody else doesn’t because of their sexual orientation.”
The 28-year-old actor feels so strongly that he even started the Say I Do Down Under campaign. He has worn t-shirts from the campaign in photo ops with Minogue and other celebrities such as Dolly Parton.
Minogue has previously stated that Australia’s stance on gay marriage is “backward.” The “Wow” singer posted messages of support on her Instagram account:
@joshuasasse has created the @sayidodownunder campaign to promote marriage equality for the #LGBT community in Australia – please spread the word – repost, like and watch this space to see how you can get involved!! Take a photo of your participation and share with #Sayidodownunder or tweet with twitter on @joshuasasse
The two first met on the set of Sasse’s musical series Galavant last year, and announced their engagement back in February.
The Australian government has proposed a vote on legalizing same-sex marriage for early next year.
“I think it’s really important to see other nations that have gone through that process and to see the aftermath of that, and what it has promoted is love and equality,” said Sasse. “Isn’t there enough hate and intolerance in the world?”
h/t: The Independent