WATCH: Grandfather, 104, explains why he’s voting YES

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104-year-old grandfather Alex has a very simple reason for voting Yes to gay marriage. He wants his grandson Paul to be happy.

As voting draws to a close, Australian Marriage Equality released a heart-warming video in which Alex explains why the law should change.


Alex was married to his wife Betty for 45 years. She died in 2009 following a long and happy marriage. Alex wants his gay grandson to enjoy the same happiness.

He said: “Having lived through 104 years, you accept people as they are.”

Paul emailed his grandfather to ask how he would vote in the postal survey.

“Of course all 104-year-olds are on email,” he says.

Alex responded quickly: “Dear Paul, the answer is YES!”

He went on to say he can’t understand what all the fuss and commotion is about.

“Because they’re human beings like ourselves, and should have all the rights and privileges as ourselves.”

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