Kylie Minogue postponed wedding until Australia legalizes same sex marriage

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Over the summer we heard that Kylie Minogue’s wedding, to her 28 year-old fiancé, British actor Joshua Sasse (Galavant) was imminent and that they planned to marry in Italy sometime in July. That story was from Hello! Magazine in the UK, which is like People in that they get details straight from publicists, so it seemed legitimate. It’s October now though and Kylie and Joshua haven’t married yet. However Joshua and Kylie have taken up the cause of same sex marriage, which is not yet legal in Australia, and vow not to marry until it is. Joshua even started a charity called Say ‘I Do’ Down Under and is selling t-shirts featuring a rainbow Australia. You can see Kylie and Joshua wearing the shirts below. Kylie explained their decision in an interview with Hello!

You’re looking better than ever. What’s the secret?
Hah. Good lighting. I try to stay fit, healthy and take good care of myself. Those who are lcose to me and love me do worry that I work too hard, but it’s the way I operate. That said, I’ve got a lot better at taking time out and just being. Stopping to smell the roses more often.

There’s so much speculation about your wedding – that you’ll be marrying in Australia or Italy and wearing either Ralph & Russo or Dolce & Gabbana. Can you confirm any of the speculation?

We have announced that we don’t feel comfortable to marry in my home country until there is marriage equality. Josh started the campaign Say ‘I Do’ Down Under and the response has been overwhelming. The majority of the [Australian] public support marriage equality, but the government needs to action it.

Seeing this become a reality in so many other countries and not ones as forward-thinking and accepting as Australia is a tough pill to swallow.

How do you and Josh deal with spending time apart when you’re both working elsewhere?
I find it difficult when you’re used to being so close. It’s not easy and it’s not fun, but it’s a reality.

[From Hello! Magazine, print edition, October 17, 2016]

This is a great cause and it goes toward supporting Equality 4 Australia, not just Sasse’s charity, yet it still seems bizarre to me that Sasse, who is British, is championing same sex marriage in Kylie’s native Australia. It does remind me of other celebrity allies who put off marriage to support same sex couples, like Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard and Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt. It’s thoughtful and kind, but it also gives a perfect excuse for putting off marriage. I had to say it!

Look who is wearing a shirt!! Ok I’m on board, good for these two.

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  1. Dominique says:

    Wow, how ignorant am I? I had no same-sex marriage wasn’t legal down under. How backwards.

    • wendy woo says:

      Yep. Right now the country is controlled by right-wing f&%kwits. Not Trumpy but still pretty piss poor.

      • aus says:

        turnball needs to stand up the the abbolts in the party and just do it already!
        thank goodness there will be no plebiscite though. I think we will probley have to wait a few years sadly:(

      • Alexa says:

        @aus I will be very suprised if this parliament even makes it the full three years. The policy intertia is becoming unmanagable for Turnbull more so now with Abbott trying to come back. The coalition does not have the negotiating skills needed to keep it going, in my opinion. I agree about the plebscite though. The last thing we needed was a government sponsored hate campaign.

    • Ange says:

      It is backwards but at the same time same sex couples in Australia enjoy a lot more protection from discrimination at the federal level than say, America. We have a long way to go but we have a good foundation at least.

  2. Tila says:

    I’m sorry but she seems like she needs to grown the f*ck up. She strikes me as infantile. I also think she should be with someone more age appropriate. I would say the same if she was a man.

    • V4Real says:

      I’m just thinking they really don’t want to get married. Do they really think the government cares if they get married or not. Oh, no Kylie won’t get married until we legalize same sex marriage, I guess we’re going to have to hurry up and pass that law.

      • Livethelifeaquatic says:

        This! They don’t want to get married. And yes ridiculous form of protest by celebs. Come on. Who does that or who cares?

      • ccinkissimmee says:

        I second your opinion. My thoughts exactly! Don’t nobody care! Lol!

      • Mel M says:

        Yep, are people so upset and want to see them marry so bad they will change laws? Nope. That’s how I felt when all the American celebs did it too.

      • PrincessMe says:

        This was my thought as well.

      • Robin says:

        Maybe she feels she’s not getting enough publicity for her singing. This is another way to get it.

  3. Lucy says:

    Less Jenner, more Minogue! Also, I can’t believe Australia still hasn’t legalized same-sex marriage.

  4. Mousyb says:

    I’m surprised as well, thought it was legal in Australia. But yeah, hate to say it but this an excuse even though its for a great cause. Think of all the celebs that said they would get married as soon as it was legal in the US…many are still unmarried or have broken up. No problem with not having interest in getting married, but you can champion LGBT rights without using it as an excuse to why you arent married yet…just sayin

  5. leigh says:

    Lucky Kylie. Her man is HOT.

  6. Alexa says:

    The hold up is more a reflection of the political landscape in Australia right now than lack of wanting too. It has almost 75% support amongest the public (It’s had majority support for years now) and both leaders of the major parties are for it but one of those leaders (the PM) is being controlled by the right wing faction of his party who is insistent on dragging it out for as long as possible. The Prime Minister only holds a majority of one seat so he isnt going to lose his job over this issue. If anything this issue is just one of many that isn’t being dealt with so it’s a pretty depressing time for us right now too. But it is hard to go one day without it being mentioned in the media, so I hope it can change sooner rather than later. It will happen, it’s just a matter of when.

  7. LB says:

    I didn’t know she was engaged to the guy from No Tomorrow. He’s a good actor!

  8. Marianne says:

    Wow her boyfriend kinda looks like Michael Fassbender

  9. elle says:

    It always comes across as narcissistic to me. When the now former Brangelina made the same announcement, it came across as “That will make them change their minds!” like the country/world cares enough about them getting married to change when they didn’t care about the 1000s of people actually affected by the law.

  10. I have to say I never understood why people do this. They’ve been engaged and all of a sudden it’s, ‘We’re not getting married unless same-sex marriage is legal.’ Then don’t get married. It only affects you. Maybe it’s the ego of celebrity that they think anyone gives a rip if they get married or not. No one cares.

  11. beckymae says:

    Whilst I cannot wait till we finally get with the rest of the civilised world in terms of marriage equality, I just CANNOT with those hideous t-shirts…..who designed them? Helen Keller’s ‘Rainbow Bright’ obsessed second cousin??

  12. Kath says:

    To be honest, this campaign strikes me as a bit clueless and shows that Kylie simply doesn’t understand the political situation in Australia. As many other people have commented, marriage equality ALREADY HAS overwhelming popular support in Australia (~75%) – but we also have a parliamentary democracy. For the past few years, the issue has been held hostage by the right-wing of the Liberal (conservative) party who have a razor-thin majority (1 seat). All the protests in the world won’t make a bit of difference, as the ruling party is already well aware of the popular support of the issue and are dragging their feet BECAUSE of it.

    Australia’s previous Prime Minister (Tony Abbott) was a right-wing religious nut-job who effectively became PM by accident, since the Labor party was in the process of imploding. He was turfed out by the current PM, who only got the support of the party room by promising to uphold Abbott’s delaying tactic on same sex marriage: a public plebiscite.

    Turns out that the plebiscite would have cost around $100 million and was NON-BINDING, which would mean that the right-wing nut-jobs in parliament would simply ignore the results and continue to block it. There was also a lot of fear that religious lobby groups would use the plebiscite to run a bunch of ads that would denigrate gay people and their families – thus causing a lot of mental anguish, particularly for kids and young people.

    It also struck some of us (me included) that having a public opinion poll about the relationships of complete strangers was grotesque. Since when do the majority get to vote on whether the minority should share the same rights? Ugh.

    Anyhoo – the opposition party (the Labor party) consulted widely with LGBTQI folks who felt strongly that they needed to scuttle the plebiscite, which they ultimately did. They felt that having negative campaigns run about marriage equality would be more damaging than simply waiting for a more opportune time for it to pass by parliamentary vote. So, they are biding their time for the greater good of their community – which strikes me as both admirable and selfless.

    Anyway, that is the issue, in a nutshell. So – sorry Kyles – but all the stupid t-shirts in the world won’t make any difference. Australians are already in favour of marriage equality and have been for a long time. And, to be honest, we don’t really give a crap if you marry your boyfriend or not (and it’s a bit weird that he – an Englishman – is driving this campaign, suggesting that he too is dragging his feet).

  13. Hayley says:

    It sounds like she’s using a convenient excuse not to get married. You can fight for same-sex marriage while being married yourself. Does she think the government will fall to their knees and beg her to forgive them and then legalize same-sex marriage so that Minogue will marry? What a crock. I think she doesn’t want to get married.