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Hugh Jackman Joins Marriage Equality Call In Australia

Hugh Jackman, along with other Hollywood professionals like renowned film critic David Stratton and award winning costume designer Lizzy Gardiner, have gathered a clout that would support same sex marriages in Australia.

Brisbane Times reports;

The actor Hugh Jackman, film critic David Stratton and Oscar-winning costume designer Lizzy Gardiner have thrown their celebrity clout behind the push to legalise same-sex marriage.

The trio, each of which is married to a person of the opposite sex, have endorsed a statement by advocacy group Australian Marriage Equality calling for same-sex couples to be allowed to marry.

”Australia is at its best when we value equality over prejudice and fear,” the statement says. ”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 benefited from this important reform.”

The statement is part of efforts to persuade the Opposition Leader, Tony Abbott, to grant Coalition MPs a conscience vote on the issue.

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