Kylie Minogue teases new music to celebrate equal marriage in Australia
Kylie Minogue has teased new music to celebrate the passage of equal marriage in the country.
The Australian singer, 49, has been a vocal supporter of same-sex marriage in the country and an advocate for the ‘Yes’ campaign in the contentious postal vote on the issue.
After an equal marriage bill passed through the Australian Parliament today largely unimpeded, Minogue seemed overjoyed at the news.
The jubilant star took to Instagram and Twitter to share her joy, posting a series of GIFs and images.
She tweeted: “Yes. yes. YES!!!!!!! #loveislove”
Minogue also took the opportunity to announce new music – while referencing her gay anthem All The Lovers.
Amid the posts about the marriage ruling, she teased: “New music coming in 2018 for all the #Lovers!”.
The singer, who was previously engaged to actor Joshua Sasse, assured her gay fans that “we will say ‘I Do’ when you can too!”.
Last year, Sasse had said that he and Kylie had both vowed not to marry as a protest.
He said: “When I found out that gay marriage was illegal in Australia, I was astounded.”
He added: “We will not get married until this law has passed in Australia.
“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.”
Wedding bells might not be coming any time soon, however, as Minogue has allegedly split from Sasse.
She was romantically linked to British royal Prince Andrew earlier this year – but the odds on her becoming the next Meghan Markle remain low.
It was revealed earlier this year that Minogue fought against attempted censorship for her All The Lovers nysuc vudeis.
The Australian singer released the gay-themed track in 2010, accompanied by a video which featured intimate shots of couples, gay and straight.
Minogue explained of the video: “It’s still cutting edge, it still gets you a little hot under the collar, but I think there’s a real sensitivity. It’s what I’m about and what I love.
“I don’t want it to be for shock value or anything like that… if you look at the demographics in any of my shows, there is all sorts there.”
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The video’s director revealed that the singer was asked to remove the gay kisses from the clip in order to air it in an international market, and refused.
However, she didn’t want the controversy to overshadow her video and kept the battle with censors secret.
Director Joseph Kahn said: “A country asked us to cut the gay kissing from ATL. Kylie Minogue said no. No press release. She is amazing.”
The singer also got Dolly Parton to back the campaign for equality in Australia.