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Kath and Kim star comes out in push for marriage

Tue 14 Feb 2012 In: International News View at Wayback View at NDHA

Kath and Kim star Magda Szubanski has come out, to make a Valentine’s Day plea for gay marriage to be legalised in Australia. "I am 1000 per cent in favour of gay marriage," she says. "We pay taxes, fight wars for this country, nurse you when you are sick, make you laugh, sing and dance for you, play netball for you, star in your movies, cook your meals, decorate your store windows. "And, chances are, gay people designed whatever it is you're wearing. "All Australians, including gay Australians, should have exactly the same rights, including the right to love, marry and take care of our partners." She says the law is unfair. "The law means that you could be a serial killer and have killed all of your spouses and yet you would still be considered fit to marry,” she says. "But if you are gay, then you are not worthy of these same rights." It follows the introduction of two private member's bills in the Australian Parliament yesterday, which seek to change the Marriage Act 1961 to define marriage as the union of two people, regardless of sex.    

Credit: Daily News staff

First published: Tuesday, 14th February 2012 - 1:15pm

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