LIFE & CULTURE

11 Celebrities Who Have Spoken Out In Support Of Same-Sex Marriage

"If you like it you should be able to put a ring on it"

With the proposed same-sex marriage plebiscite just around the corner, we’ve gathered some of our favourite Aussie and non-Aussie celebs who have previously spoken in favour of marriage equality. 

Jessica Marais
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“Can you please explain to me why we are still talking about marriage equality in 2017? Can we just have an answer about why same sex marriage is still not legal? Knowing that other people don’t have the same rights makes me feel angry, powerless and very disappointed” – Jessica Marais

Anne hathaway
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“The other thing I want to say about Jersey is they need to get on the New York bandwagon and legalise gay marriage. But I think everybody should do that. It’s not a specifically Jersey thing.” – Anne Hathaway

Bell
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“The reason we’re not rushing to get married is because I don’t feel appropriate taking advantage of a right that’s denied to my best friends. That’s why we’ve been so hesitant. Dax and I have talked about it a lot, and this issue is very important to both of us. We’re just standing up for what we believe in. Period.” – Kristen Bell 

Jesinta
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“To be honest, as an Australian who travels a lot, it makes me feel ashamed of my country. People are always saying ‘I can’t believe you don’t allow gay marriage’ and all I can do is agree. It’s embarrassing.” – Jesinta Franklin

Asher Keddie
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I feel great embarassment that our federal law recognises heterosexual marriage as a basic human right, yet regards same-sex partnerships as inferior” – Asher Keddie

Waleed Aly
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“When my friends talk about marriage and how much marriage equality means to them, you can see the pain on their faces. That’s not something you can argue with.” – Waleed Aly 

Beyonce
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“If you like it you should be able to put a ring on it #WeWillUnite4MarriageEquality” – Beyonce 

Justin Timberlake
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“I was stoked. I mean, I was stoked that that happened. I think it’s just . . . we’re people and we’re different, all of us. And we should be using our differences to bring ourselves closer together . . . it was a great, great victory for equality. I’m proud that New York has balls to stand up for what’s right.” – Justin Timberlake 

Kanye West
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“But everybody in hip-hop discriminates against gay people. Matter of fact, the exact opposite word of ‘hip-hop,’ I think, is ‘gay.’ Like yo, you play a record and if it’s wack [sic], ‘That’s gay, dog!’ And I wanna just come on TV and just tell my rappers, just tell my friends, ‘Yo, stop it fam.” – Kanye West 

Kim Kardashian
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“This is such a huge step forward in our country’s fight for civil rights and I hope that today this will give hope to so many young people across the country. We’ve never had a president so supportive of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community and today I am proud to be an American!! I’m so happy that our country is making history and moving forward.” – Kim Kardashian 

Guy Sebastian
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‘I don’t think anyone has the right to tell someone who they can and can’t be in love with.’ – Guy Sebastian 

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