Boy can dream

12-year-old boy fights for the right to marry the Chris Hemsworth of his choice

A boy can dream, and one 12-year-old in Australia is getting specific about his.

As the country continues to vote on the issue of same-sex marriage, demonstrations from marriage equality supporters are gaining visibility and volume.

Related: Chris Hemsworth comes out in favor of marriage equality

And where there are protests, there are creative signs.

Max Townes attended a Sydney rally September 10, where he proclaimed his affections towards Thor actor Chris Hemsworth.

“All I want is the right to marry Chris Hemsworth,” his sign read. “You’ve got five years until I’m 18 Australia! You too Chris!”

Townes, who identifies as gay, explained to GayStarNews that Chris’ “great jawline” is of particular interest.

It’s also all in good fun, though the weight of the situation isn’t lost on him.

Related: Liam Hemsworth doesn’t identify as a straight dude

“I know that I’m not actually going to marry Chris Hemsworth. It was a fun sign to draw attention to a serious matter,” he said.

“I have LGBTI friends and family and think they should be able to marry if they choose to. I marched for human rights,” he continued.

Australians have until November 7 to vote yes or no.

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  • Taiyoken

    Um, if he’s 12 he has 6 years to go before reaching 18.

    • Jack Meoff

      That’s what you took away from that story?

    • ProfessorMoriarty

      @Jack Meoff (giggle): some people are genetically predisposed to be reactionarily disagreeable. I found this young man utterly admirable and delightful. We need, oh, about a billion more of his stripe.

    • Taiyoken

      I don’t mean to be disagreeable, but I’m a math nerd and this simple error in arithmetic sticks out like a sore thumb to me.

    • Jack Meoff

      Glad to hear that Taiyoken because I think this kid is incredibly brave not to mention totally fierce for doing what he is doing.

    • Taiyoken

      Of course he is, I agree. And I want that shirt, does it come in XL?

    • saloniccca

      I noticed that too, but I have an October birthday so my first impression when I did the math was that he’s probably turning 13 soon. Won’t be waiting a full 6 years if so.

    • footwork61

      It works out because of the time zones. :)

  • alanballs

    I agree that ‘human rights’ should be guaranteed by a country’s constitution, bill of rights, or laws (whatever applies). Human Rights shouldn’t be put to a popular vote, because there are so many haters, bigots, religious terrorists, uninformed, uneducated, stupid people in the world. (Unless those groups were not allowed to vote), I can only hope that Aussies do the right thing.

    • Jack Meoff

      I hope we do too Alanballs. Quite frankly the ridiculously conflated or sometimes outright untrue and hateful things that are being said about us during this debate is starting to get me down. I started out reasonably confident of a Yes vote at the beginning of this farce but now I am not so sure. I have not felt this marginalised in my own country since the 1980’s when the world blamed AIDS on gays.

  • DCguy

    LOL! This kid cracks me up. I hope he goes on the Aussie version of Nickelodeon or whatever they’ve got there that’s equivalent.

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