Former Miss Universe Australia Jesinta Campbell (pictured) is a model example of the many celebrities who have voiced their support for marriage equality.
In the wake of the recent United States Supreme Court ruling to legalise same-sex marriage, social media has lit up worldwide spreading the message.
More than 26 million Facebook users have applied a rainbow filter to their profile pictures. And more than half a billion likes and comments have been given to the photos – and still counting.
These included Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, along with celebrities Arnie Schwarzenegger, Leonardo DiCaprio, Anne Hathaway and Fifty Shades of Grey author E.L. James.
In Australia, Jesinta Campbell said: “Come on Australia!!!!”
Danielle Cormack, Delta Goodrem, Jennifer Hawkins, David Campbell, Dannii Minogue, Fitzy and Wippa, Daniel Macpherson, Lynne McGranger, Keiynan Lonsdale, Charlotte Best, Amber Lawrence, Beau Ryan and Lisa Wilkinson were among others sharing the #lovewins, #loveislove and #equality hash tags on social media.
Golden Guitar winning country music singer Amber Lawrence said: “The way I see it is #loveislove and if you’re lucky enough to find true love with somebody you should be able to celebrate it.”
Singer, actor and television presenter David Campbell posted an image of his family — wife, Lisa, and three kids, Leo, Billy and Betty.
“Now our family wishes action on #marriageequality here,” he wrote on his Instagram post. “For our children and whoever they choose to love #lovewins #family.”
The Veronica’s Jess and Lisa Origliasso were also vocal about the issue.
“Australia you’re next,” wrote Jess.
Her sister, Lisa, said: “For everyone who kept faith in the face of adversity and stood up courageously for equality, we have finally ascended to a more loving and higher consciousness where love is accepted for what it truly is! What a beautiful day to be alive.”
Paralympian Kurt Fearnley, who married his female partner, Sheridan Rosconi, in 2010, tweeted: “I got married without any intrusion from any religion. Marriage isn’t the sole property of the pious. It is a statement of love. #lovewins”.
We can only hope our erstwhile Prime Minister Tony Abbott is listening to the message.
After all, the majority of Australians support marriage equality, and we do live in a democratic society, do we not?
God bless America (and Australia we hope)!