AceShowbiz - Liam Hemsworth believes marriage is all about love, not gender. The actor has lent his power as a celebrity to support Vote Yes Campaign for same sex marriage in his home country, Australia. He has taken to Instagram to share a series of photos taken from recent marches and urge his fellow Australians to vote yes for same sex marriage before the issue heads to Parliament.
"I personally do not believe that same sex marriage should come down to a vote," Liam writes in the caption. "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."
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.
Fans give mixed response to Liam's statement. "Already sent my vote of yes. Couldn't agree more. It's embarrassing we have to vote," a fan agrees. Similarly, another remarks, "Agreed. This issue should never have been an issue to begin with; love is love and should NOT be governed!"
Some fans, who are against same sex marriage, slam the actor. "You've already ruined America with this decision don't ruin Australia too," a fan snarks, while another tells Liam that "it's also IMPORTANT to let everyone know that ITS OKAY TO VOTE NO!!!! Stop pressuring people to vote yes!!"
Besides Liam, other Aussie stars who support the campaign include Margot Robbie, Kylie Minogue and Russell Crowe. Liam's brother Chris Hemsworth has also shown his support. The "Thor" actor took to social media last month to share, "Dear open minded, free speaking, laid back, life loving Aussies. Marriage is about love and commitment and, in a country based on equal citizenship, it should be available to everyone!"
Additionally, Liam's fiancee Miley Cyrus has been known as an advocate of gay rights. With her organization, The Happy Hippie Foundation, the songstress helps homeless and LGBT youth. "My whole life, I didn't understand my own gender and my own sexuality. I always hated the word 'bisexual,' because that's even putting me in a box," she previously said of her struggle in discovering her sexuality. "I don't ever think about someone being a boy or someone being a girl."