Tim Minchin mocks Australian same-sex marriage vote


"The celebrated Australian comedian and musician takes on "I Still Call Australia Home", originally released in 1980 by Peter Allen, in the video he posted on Facebook, adding ".ophobic" to the title.

"One day we'll all be together once more, once they (politicians) do their bloody jobs and change the fing law".

Tim Minchin has written and performed a parody song about Australia's on-going marriage equality debate, which has been viewed over a quarter of a million times in just a few hours. Then Carrie can marry Sally, Ben can bum Tone in the marriage bed in their Aussie home.

The song was recorded on his iPhone last night and uploaded to social media this morning. "Your attempt to keep Australia in the past will be a failure, because most of Australia ain't homophobic".

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After the song has ended, Minchin implores Australians to counter the "horrid" plebiscite and "drown the mofos in "yes" votes".

Minchin, who co-wrote the Olivier Award-winning Matilda the Musical, makes it quite clear he is in favour of same-sex marriages - and doesn't think much of those who oppose them.

Called 'I Still Call Australia Home (ophobic)', the lyrics of the song, which initially paid tribute to Australian expats missing their homeland, have drastically been amended.

With polls showing most Australian's support marriage equality, the Government has nevertheless made a decision to proceed with a postal vote plebiscite to determine whether a marriage equality bill will be presented to parliament.

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