Nicole Kidman backs same-sex marriage in Australia


Actress Nicole Kidman has shown her support for marriage equality in a new interview with the BBC.

Talking to the Victoria Derbyshire Program about the debate around marriage equality in Australia, Nicole was asked what she would say to politicians who don’t support the reform.

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“I believe in it – I believe in allowing people who love each other to share their lives together and to honour it,” Nicole said in the interview, a clip of which Australian Marriage Equality shared on their Facebook page.

“I really believe we should stay out of people’s business. I love when people love each other and want that to be acknowledged legally.

“That’s protection as well, but it’s also a way in which you say you’re committed. Commitment is a beautiful thing.”

Nicole also said that although her personal politics was “issue-based,” people should support President Trump.

“He’s now elected and we as a country need to support whoever is the president,” she said.

“That is what the country is based on, and however that happened, it happened, and let’s go.”

Last October, Kylie Minogue and her fiance Joshua Sasse started the pro-marriage equality “Say I Do Down Under” campaign, declaring they wouldn’t wed until marriage equality was made legal in Australia.

Celebrities including Margot Robbie, Tina Arena, Tom Daley, Chris Martin, Rose Byrne and Sir Ian McKellen wore the campaign’s rainbow t-shirts in photos on social media.

Watch Nicole share her thoughts on marriage equality below:

(Top photo via the BBC)

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