Kylie Minogue is engaged to English actor Joshua Sasse, but they won’t actually get married until her native Australia makes same-sex marriage legal.

The couple, who got engaged earlier this year, have been active supporters of Say I Do Down Under marriage equality campaign. Sasse said that he and Minogue want to get married in Melbourne, “but we will not get married until this law has passed in Australia”.

“When I found out that gay marriage was illegal in Australia, I was astounded,” he told Australia’s Seven Network.

“I simply can’t fathom on any level, whether it’s moral or religious or anything, that I have the right to get married and to marry the person that I love and that somebody else doesn’t because of their sexual orientation.”

He added: “That is something that we’ve talked about and decided on. Why should we? Why is it fair? Why are we more important than anyone else? It’s not right and something’s got to be done about it.”

Minogue, 48, has previously said how “backward” Australia is on the issue of same-sex marriage saying “the earth didn’t cave in” in other countries where it is legal and that “love is love”.

Kylie Minogue

The Turnbull government has proposed a plebiscite on marriage equality.

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