As we have discussed many times, marriage equality is still not legal in Australia, and instead of pushing it through parliament the Australian government is having a potentially damaging public vote next year.
Now it has been revealed by Kylie Minogue’s fiance, Joshua Sasse, that despite announcing their engagement earlier this year the couple won’t get married until same-sex marriage becomes legal in Australia.
Both Joshua and Kylie have been vocal supporters of the pro-gay marriage “Say I do down under” campaign. Sasse even helped launched the “yes” campaign for the upcoming public vote this weekend.
He said that they are hoping for a wedding in Melbourne, “but we will not get married until this law has passed in Australia.”
Joshua spoke to Australia’s Seven Network, saying: “When I found out that gay marriage was illegal in Australia, I was astounded. 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.”
As mentioned, there is enough support to push this through parliament, but instead Australia have opted for a non-binding public vote that will cost around A$160m (£95m; $120m).