Olivia Newton-John joins calls for marriage equality

23 Jan 2012

Olivia Newton-John

More celebrity support to be announced this week at fundraising dinner

(Via Australian Marriage Equality)

Australian Marriage Equality has welcomed the support of highly-acclaimed Australian singer and actor Olivia Newton-John.

Ms Newton-John has joined other prominent Australians including Hugh Jackman, David Stratton, Margaret Pomeranz, Lizzy Gardiner and Wallaby's captain David Pocock in backing the campaign for reform.

According to a statement issued by Ms Newton-John:

"With respect to marriage equality I believe that no one has the right to judge and deny couples who love each other the ability to make a marriage commitment. Love is love."

The statement comes ahead of a marriage equality fundraising dinner this week, where celebrated Australian screenwriter and director Stephan Elliot will announce the support of a number of other well respected Australians in his address to the dinner.

Australian Marriage Equality National Convener Alex Greenwich has welcomed the growing support for reform.

"Australians admire celebrities like Olivia Newton-John and Hugh Jackman because they reflect our values of tolerance and a fair go for all, values which they are reminding us apply just as much to same-sex couples as to other Australians."

The dinner, which has sold out, will also include an auction with prizes donated by Olivia Newton-John, Kylie Minogue, Icon Films, GetUP, Lady Gaga and others.