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Hugh Jackman is voting Yes for same-sex marriage and so is his wife

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The divisive postal vote on same-sex marriage in Australia is still ongoing, and now one of the country’s most famous stars has confirmed that he’s backing the proposal.

In a post on Twitter this week, Hugh Jackman confirmed that he and his wife Deborra-Lee Furness would both be voting in favour of same-sex marriage.

“We believe all Australians deserve to be treated equally under the law That’s why Deb & I are voting YES #equality and #love!” Jackman said.

The actor’s support for same-sex marriage comes as no surprise, as he has long been in favour of a change in the law for greater equality.

Hugh Jackman performs at the media call for The Boy From Oz&

Hugh Jackman performs at the media call for ‘The Boy From Oz’ (Quinn Rooney/Getty Images)

As long ago as 2012, Jackman joined a number of Australian celebrities to announce his support for same-sex marriage.

“Marriage should be about love and respect, not discrimination,” the marriage equality declaration read.

Related: What the hell is going on with same-sex marriage in Australia?

“Australia is at its best when we value equality over prejudice and fear. That’s why we support marriage equality for same-sex couples.

“Marriage equality will help remove discrimination against same-sex couples and their children.”

It continued: “It will also benefit marriage by allowing it to embrace more loving committed couples who uphold its values.

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