A couple who have said they will divorce if Australia legalizes marriage equality might be facing the holidays alone, as the country’s postal survey just came back with a resounding yes.
Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has said that it is now up to parliament to act on the people’s will and pass a bill allowing same-sex couples to marry “before Christmas.”
Nick and Sarah Jensen have been saying since 2015 that they would divorce if marriage equality was brought to the country. They have been married for over a decade.
“By changing the definition of marriage, ‘marriage’ will, in years to come, have an altogether different sense and purpose,” Nick Jensen, who was employed by the Australian Christian Lobby at the time, wrote in Canberra City News.
No word yet from the couple on if they plan to actually go through with their possibly empty threat, but plenty of people are taking this opportunity to urge them to do just that if slash when marriage equality becomes the law of the land.
Hey #NickJensen are you getting those divorce papers ready? Are you going to televise it? Facebook Live? Do we need to raise money for the paperwork? You promised divorce, now do it! https://t.co/o6M6ocX9Gk
— Daniel G Garza (@LilMesican) November 15, 2017
So, have Nick #Jensen and his wife filed for #divorce yet? They said they were if #SSM became law. Might be a good idea to get the ball rolling early; otherwise they might have to wait in the queue behind all the #SSM marriages.
— BlotReport (@BlotReport) November 15, 2017
— David Wall (@housekat_stoon) November 15, 2017
— Nerd Kelly (@andrewr_au) November 15, 2017
— ǝuᴉzǝɯoʇ (@tomezine) November 15, 2017