Sam Smith says Australians ‘shouldn’t be discussing same-sex marriage in 2017’
Sam Smith has weighed in on Australia’s same-sex marriage debate for the second time.
The multi-platinum selling artist urged Australian voters to support the ‘yes’ side of the debate.
The 25-year-old Too Good At Goodbyes singer appeared on breakfast TV show Today to discuss his life and upcoming second album.
Appearing on the Today show on Monday Smith blasted the government or holding the survey.
Sam told the presenters: “We shouldn’t be having this discussion in 2017.”
He added: “But it it great that it is happening. Yeah, I’m so happy.”
Taking to Twitter a few weeks earlier, Sam asked for Australians to “change things for the better” in the vote.
He wrote: “Can’t believe my eyes. ‘Vote No’ being written in the sky over Sydney from people against equal marriage.”
He was reacting to an anti-equal marriage display that drew ‘vote no’ in the sky earlier this week.
In a follow-up tweet he wrote: “Come on beautiful Australia…. Let’s change things for the better. LOVE LOVE LOVE is LOVE.”
Australia is currently voting in a non-binding plebiscite on same-sex marriage.
The pro-equality ‘yes’ side is thought to be currently in the lead, but even if Australia does back the change, it may not lead to any amendments in the law.
Sam doesn’t have plans to wed any time soon, though, after revealing his new single is about a break-up.
However he seems to be on the rebound as he was recently photographed kissing 13 Reasons Why star Brandon Flynn.
It comes as he prepares to release his first new album in three years.
The Oscar winning singer opened up to Sir Elton John: “There was a period, when making the record, that I was in a really bad place. I got dumped, which wasn’t very nice.
“Writing music about that kind of thing is normally like therapy for me, but when I got dumped this time round I just couldn’t write for about two months.
“My team had to force me to get into the studio, because I almost felt as if I didn’t want to do it any more.
“So, there were moments on there where it got a bit intense and I started to lose myself.”