Jane Fonda says to Australia: ‘Everybody should be able to get married.’
Jane Fonda has given her complete support for marriage equality.
In an interview with Yahoo Be, the Grace and Frankie star gave her full backing for marriage equality in Australia.
Fonda said: “Everybody should be able to get married.”
In 2015, the critically acclaimed actress spoke of how she almost married a prominent gay actor before he came out.
The 79-year-old continued: “Many of my friends are gay women and men, married with children, and those marriages are more stable than most.”
Jane Fonda has been a supporter of LGBT+ rights throughout her life, including her campaign work with close friend Harvey Milk prior to his assassination.
Jane Fonda stars alongside Lily Tomlin in ‘Grace and Frankie’ as the title characters, who are left dangling when their husbands declare their love for each other.
The women strike up a friendship when their husbands (played by Martin Sheen and Sam Waterston) announce their plans to marry at a dinner.
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Fonda talked about the role of positive media portrayals of same-sex couples, saying: “television has played an important role in marriage equality.”
This interview comes with the results of the Australian postal vote on marriage equality only 5 days away.
The three-month campaign leading up to the postal vote has involved hundreds of homophobic incidents.
Final polls predict a huge victory for marriage equality, with results due on Tuesday.
The postal survey is not legally binding, leaving decisions on whether to change marriage law to Australia’s government.
This means that even in the event of a ‘Yes’ vote, marriage equality is not guaranteed for Australia.