Hugh Jackman
Hugh Jackman supports Marriage Equality

Australian Marriage Equality has welcomed the support of Hugh Jackman, David Stratton, and Oscar winner Lizzy Gardiner in the voice for marriage equality.

The three have signed on to a marriage equality declaration that states:

“Marriage should be about love and respect, not discrimination. 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 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 benefitted from this important reform.”

Australian Marriage Equality National Convener Alex Greenwich said of the support, “Hugh, David, and Lizzie are all happily married straight supporters of equality. They know how important marriage is to a couple and their families, and like most Australians, they don’t feel same-sex couples should be denied the meaning and benefits of marriage…the message for Tony Abbott and the Coalition is that marriage equality is not a left-wing or Greens’ issue, but one that’s embraced by mainstream Australia”.

The support of other well known Australian celebrities and artists will be announced at next Wednesday’s Equality Dinner.