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Chris Hemsworth comes out in favor of marriage equality

Chris Hemsworth is strongly urging Australians to vote in favor of same-sex marriage as the country prepares for a history-making public poll that will gauge the public’s feelings about gay equality.

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Hemworth, 34, writes on Instagram that marriage should be “available to everyone” and encouraged fellow Aussies to register to take part in the vote before the August 24 deadline.

Taking to Instagram, he wrote:

“Dear open minded, free speaking, laid back, life loving aussies. Marriage is about love and commitment and, in a country based on equal citizenship, it should be available to everyone!

Vote now for marriage equality.”

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The Australian government is expected to spend $122 million on the (legally non-binding) vote, which asks the public whether homosexual couples should have the right to marry.

Australian citizens 18 years and up, both home and abroad, will answer the question, “Should the law be changed to allow same-sex couples to marry?”

Those wishing to participated have been asked to return their voting forms by October 27. (Ballots received after November 7 won’t be counted.)

The result will be made public on or around November 15.

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