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Hugh Jackman is voting Yes for same-sex marriage and so is his wife

Mayer Nissim September 27, 2017
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Hugh Jackman performs at the media call for 'The Boy From Oz'

Hugh Jackman performs at the media call for 'The Boy From Oz' (Patrick Riviere/Getty Images)

The divisive postal vote on same-sex marriage in Australia is still ongoing, and now one of the country’s most famous stars has confirmed that he’s backing the proposal.

In a post on Twitter this week, Hugh Jackman confirmed that he and his wife Deborra-Lee Furness would both be voting in favour of same-sex marriage.

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

The actor’s support for same-sex marriage comes as no surprise, as he has long been in favour of a change in the law for greater equality.

Hugh Jackman performs at the media call for The Boy From Oz&
Hugh Jackman performs at the media call for ‘The Boy From Oz’ (Quinn Rooney/Getty Images)

As long ago as 2012, Jackman joined a number of Australian celebrities to announce his support for same-sex marriage.

“Marriage should be about love and respect, not discrimination,” the marriage equality declaration read.

Related: What the hell is going on with same-sex marriage in Australia?

“Australia is at its best when we value equality over prejudice and fear. That’s why we support marriage equality for same-sex couples.

“Marriage equality will help remove discrimination against same-sex couples and their children.”

It continued: “It will also benefit marriage by allowing it to embrace more loving committed couples who uphold its values.

“It’s time for Australia to join the other nations that have benefited from this important reform.”

Anti-same-sex marriage protesters in Australia
Anti-same-sex marriage protesters in Australia (PETER PARKS/AFP/Getty Images)

However, Jackman is not gay himself, and he and his wife have made that clear on several occasions.

In 2011, Deborra-Lee Furness said that rumours Jackman is gay are “tragic” and that they “don’t pay much heed” to them.

Later, the Wolverine star admitted that the rumours “bug” his wife.

Related topics: Australia, hugh jackman, postal vote, same sex marriage

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