The Hunger Games actor Liam Hemsworth has spoken out to urge Australians to vote “Yes”.
The 27-year-old actor, who doesn’t want to be called a “straight dude”, took to Instagram to voice his support for marriage equality in his home country.
In the post, the actor wrote that he doesn’t “believe” that same-sex marriage should come down to a vote.
“I believe it’s a HUMAN RIGHT to be able to marry the person you love regardless of gender. To all the Australians that care about equality and human rights please say YES to same-sex marriage.”
He adds, “Let’s not be silly about this. Vote YES for same-sex marriage in Australia.”
I personally do not believe that same sex marriage should come down to a vote. I believe it’s a HUMAN RIGHT to be able to marry the person you love regardless of gender. To all the Australians that care about equality and human rights please say YES to same sex marriage. Let’s not be silly about this. Vote YES for same sex marriage in Australia.
The controversial poll has already divided Australia’s national rugby team, as well as the country a whole.
Other prominent Aussie stars including Chris Hemsworth and Kylie and Danni Minogue have already come out in support of the ‘Vote Yes’ campaign, though Australian tennis legend Margaret Court has expressed her opposition to LGBT+ equality, even going so far as to argue that same-sex marriage could lead to the end of Christmas in Australia.
The result of Australia’s poll, which will see registered voters aged 18 and over answer the question ‘Should the law be changed to allow same-sex couples to marry?’, is set to be announced on November 15.