Olivia Newton-John Comes Out—For Marriage Equality In Australia

Aussie superstar Olivia Newton-John has come out in support of marriage equality.  The singer/actress, who has been a friend to gay causes for years, is now officially on the record in support of gay marriage in Australia, joining other Down Under celebs like Hugh Jackman.

In a statement released Sunday, Newton-John said, “I believe that no one has the right to judge and deny couples who love each other the ability to make a marriage commitment. Love is love.”

Love is love—sounds like the title for a hit single?

The Labor Party, which is in power in Australia, has been trying to pass same-sex marriage legislation but Prime Minister Julia Gillard is against it, claiming “that marriage being between a man and woman ‘has a special status.'” Maybe ONJ can use a little of her celebrity “magic” to make it happen?

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