Grandfather Alex, married for 45 years, believes grandson should have the same right to marry
“Betty died in 2009, we had a happy marriage,” Alex continues, “having lived through 104 years, you accept people as they are.”
Grandson Paul then appears on screen:
“When my mum told my Pa that I was gay, his first reaction was, ‘Well, I knew since the boy was 16.’
“A couple of weeks ago I sent my Pa an email, because of course all 104-year-olds are on email, and I asked him how he felt about the same-sex marriage survey. He got back to me straight away and his first line was, ‘Dear Paul, The answer is YES!’”
“Pa” Alex ends the video by saying: “I was very proud and why shouldn’t I be.”
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104 year old Alex voted YES for his grandson Paul.
Pa Alex was married for 45 years, and believes his grandson should have the same right. pic.twitter.com/fGxOnEfTxc
— AU Marriage Equality (@AMEquality) October 30, 2017
The country is currently “voting” on whether marriage rights should be extended to same-sex couples but it’s not a binding referendum.
However, Sky News Australia found major support for marriage equality in a poll of more than 5,000 Australians.
64% of respondents said they had already voted “yes” to the proposal and sent their forms back with a gloriously minuscule 15.5% of respondents saying they have sent back their votes for “no”.
The vote goes on until 7 November.