Wednesday 26 October 2016

No wedding for Kylie and Sasse until Australia allows same-sex marriage

Published 06/10/2016 | 08:51

Kylie Minogue and British fiance Joshua Sasse
Kylie Minogue and British fiance Joshua Sasse

Singer Kylie Minogue and her British fiance have vowed not to tie the knot until same-sex marriage becomes legal in Australia.

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The 48-year-old star announced her engagement to actor Joshua Sasse, 28, in February, after the couple met on the set of his TV series Galavant.

But now Sasse has revealed that the pair have decided to put off their nuptials until same-sex couples in Australia h ave the same rights as they do in Britain.

Sasse told Network Seven there would be no wedding for now after the presenters of its Sunrise show asked him whether he and the Australian singer would consider marrying in Melbourne.

"There are chances of a Melbourne wedding but me and Kylie have talked about it and we are not comfortable getting married until this law has passed," he said.

"That is something that we've talked about and decided on.

"Why should we? Why is it fair? Why are we more important than anyone else? It's not right and something's got to be done about it."

Sasse said he had been "astounded" to discover gay marriage was illegal in Australia.

"I simply can't fathom on any level, whether it's moral, religious or anything, that I have the right to get married and to marry the person I love and that somebody else doesn't just because of their sexual orientation," he said.

Dolly Parton, Scissor Sisters' frontman Jake Shears and actress Margot Robbie are among the names who have campaigned to change the law in Australia.

Estranged couple Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt declared they would not marry until it became legal for same-sex couples in the US but they ended up tying the knot before the Supreme Court's ruling in June last year that same-sex marriage should be a legal right across America .

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