Adam Hills will make history when he hosts Australia’s first ever ‘Mass Same-Sex TV Wedding’ later this month.
The event is in response to Hills asking his audience “If you were Prime Minister for a day, what law would you change/introduce?” which resulted in legalising same-sex marriage as the most popular response.
One audience member proposed to her girlfriend on the show, resulting in Hills offering to throw them a ‘Same-Sex TV Wedding.’
“Same-sex couples may not be able legally marry in Australia yet, but they sure as hell can have a great big TV wedding,” says Adam.
So far 20 couples have already registered to join in.
Adam says, “If you’re a gay man, and you want to TV marry your male partner, you’re invited. If you’re a lesbian woman who wants to TV marry your female partner, you’re invited. If you’re transgender or bisexual and want to marry your same sex partner, you’re invited. If you’re a gay man who wants to marry a lesbian woman – well, bizarrely enough that is already legal, so you don’t really need us.”
UK comedian Stephen Fry has sent a video message of support.
“What’s so wonderful is the spirit of Australians. They won’t be told. They won’t be told. And I think if you belong to a minority, and one of which you’re proud, and one that some people in the rest of the world think you should be burned for, it’s important to stand up,” he said.
Adam Ant will also make a return appearance with his band.
Couples can still register for the episode, which airs on Wednesday March 28th, by emailing their details to [email protected]
Last year Conan O’Brien hosted a same-sex wedding for one of his crew, which resulted in a GLAAD Media Award nomination.