Will this Australian couple make good on promise to divorce if marriage equality passed?

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Nick and Sarah Jensen have said they will divorce if gay people get to marry too. Facebook

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.

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