Huge international stars like Ellen DeGeneres and Miley Cyrus have added to the last minute push to encourage Australians to enrol to vote or update their details in advance of the marriage equality postal survey.
Trainor voiced her support after a fan sent her a screenshot of her image being used to support a “No” vote, making use of lyrics from her song ‘No’.
“I SUPPORT MARRIAGE EQUALITY!”
“Someone in Australia is illegally using my picture for a campaign against marriage equality. So wrong. Not okay,” the singer tweeted.
Trainor also re-grammed an image on Instagram encouraging her fans to vote that was originally posted by Miley Cyrus.
I’ve said it before, Everyone should be able to love who they want. I support equality, period. 💖👬👭💖
— Meghan Trainor (@Meghan_Trainor) August 23, 2017
Cyrus’ original post of the image garnered 113,000 likes.
Similarly, in a tweet garnering nearly 4,000 retweets and over 18,000 likes, DeGeneres said, “Australia, I love you. It’s time for marriage equality.”
Australia, I love you. It’s time for marriage equality. Make sure you’re enrolled to vote right now. https://t.co/O9XeCFljVq
— Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) August 23, 2017
DeGeneres has famously been married to Aussie actress Portia de Rossi since 2008.
Though perhaps less connected to young audiences, Stephen Fry also voiced his support and reminded Australian fans to check their enrolment before the deadline.
The legendary comedian urged Australians to “support your
#LGBTIQ friends, family & community” in a tweet this morning.
— Stephen Fry (@stephenfry) August 24, 2017
Earlier today Thor himself, Chris Hemsworth, shared his own post and support for marriage equality.
The AEC released statistics indicating that nearly 55,000 people have enrolled since the survey was announced, with nearly 600,000 people updating their details.
If you haven’t yet enrolled so you can vote “yes”, it’s not too late to do so: head to aec.gov.au/enrol.
Australians living overseas or who don’t vote through regular means can go here for more info on how to ensure you can have your say.