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Dream or nightmare? LGBTQI stars contemplate same-sex wedding ideas

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Kylie Minogue has already been asked to perform at multiple same-sex weddings. Photo: Getty
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Love is in the air, with champagne corks set to pop at same-sex weddings all over the country from this Tuesday, January 9.

To mark the occasion we asked several prominent Australians how they planned to celebrate, and if they might be considering a dream wedding of their own.

Kylie Minogue took time out on the red carpet at the premiere of riotous 70s-set Aussie comedy Swinging Safari to address the issue with The New Daily.

Fans have been asking if she’ll sing at same-sex weddings. “I seem to be getting asked this a lot,” Minogue laughed, adding, “Let’s hope so, I’d love for that to work out.”

The Slap and Barracuda author Christos Tsiolkas said he and long-term partner Wayne wouldn’t head down the aisle.

A few years back, they celebrated what Tsiolkas calls a ‘101 party’ the year they both turned 40 – 40 times two plus the 21 years they had been together at that point.

“All our families came, all our friends, and that night was so very special for us, not only as a celebration of our love and commitment but also a celebration of the world of family we came from and the world of friends that we are part of,” he says. “I can’t imagine a ‘dream wedding’ beating that night.”

He added: “I don’t need a church or temple or mosque to validate my love and as long as the state affords me the exact same rights as it does married people I don’t want the state to have anything to do with my personal affairs.”

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Author Christos Tsiolkas says he’d prefer not to get the government involved in his relationship. Photo: Getty

Screen Time presenter Benjamin Law, creator of hit SBS series The Family Law, responded that his ultimate dream wedding would be attending someone else’s.

“Look, I love a good wedding etcetera, but personally, the only thing worse than getting married myself would be – I don’t know – watching the Turnbull government spend around $100 million on a divisive drawn-out postal survey which saw verbal and physical assaults against LGBTIQ Australians double after its announcement.”

Michael Dalton, better known as celebrated drag queen Dolly Diamond, said he’s got his wedding day sorted.

“Apparently you’ve got to have a partner to get married and I’m between men at the moment, but that doesn’t stop me planning ahead,” Dalton said.

“I’m getting our suits made by Carl Nave, so stylish, I’m having the wedding at the Regent Theatre and then I’m flying to Phuket for my honeymoon with Jack, or maybe Ryan. It’s going to be stylishly tacky.”

Award-winning comedian and actor Zoe Coombs Marr says the idea of marriage seems a bit ridiculous to her, but years of being asked about it has developed a dream wedding idea she’s fairly sure she’s only joking about.

“You’re in a forest clearing, it’s dusk. The guests stand surrounded by giant tartan curtains on all sides, open to the sky. My betrothed and I enter on horseback,” she explained.

“We are dressed in the style of Brigadoon… The vows happen, and at the final ‘I now pronounce you…’ moment, Everybody In The House Of Love plays, the curtains fall… LAZERS! SMOKE MACHINES! It’s a 90s Bush Doof!”

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