AUSTRALIA: Olympic Gold Medalist Ian Thorpe And Partner Issue Video Promoting Marriage Plebiscite

Australia’s News Corp outlet reports:

Ian Thorpe and his partner Ryan Channing have released a new video urging Australians to vote in next month’s postal plebiscite on whether to legalise gay marriage. The Olympic swimming champ is making a last-ditch effort to get Australians to update their electoral roll details before the list is finalised this Thursday ahead of the postal ballot.

In the video, he challenges Channing to swim 100m in the time it takes to update his details online. “If you support marriage equality you need to enrol to vote or update your details by midnight August 24,” Thorpe says.

Thorpe, who came out in 2014, has won five Olympic gold medals, the most by any Australian. A poll released yesterday shows that 67% of Australians plan to enroll for the plebiscite and that 63% plan to vote yes.

  • Tawreos

    I am pretty sure that a hot guy in a speedo can get me to do anything.

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      • RNegron

        You say whore like it’s a bad thing.

        • Bluto

          I said just the opposite.

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    • Dramphooey

      That is a cute couple.

      • Tawreos

        Cute guys should not be allowed to date each other, they need to give guys like me a chance or at least a hope. =)

      • Reality.Bites
        • Dramphooey

          In my humble opinion the Aussies win but I am now hungry for Scotch eggs.

        • Dramphooey

          “Lawnce” is so stupid he has never seen brown eggs. “We don’t have brown eggs in the United States.” Seriously, WOT?! Thanks for Milk and I’m glad Tom making a video actually got you into a kitchen. “Shalawt.”

          • Reality.Bites

            Tom’s primary celebrity market is the UK, where despite being 20 years older and an Oscar-winner, Lance is sold as Tom’s twinky boy toy.

            I’m very jealous. My boyfriend is a former competitive diver (gave it up after high school), but all efforts to get him to treat me like a twinky boy toy have been abject failures.

            (He wasn’t competitive in the sense Tom is. He was not good enough to compete internationally. He gave it up because competitive sports take up your entire life and there’s no money if you’re not at Olympic level)

        • peterparker

          I’ve never understood the appeal of Tom Daley. He looks like a 14 year old.

    • Ninja0980

      I can second that.

  • bambinoitaliano
  • Spongebob CrankyPants

    Cute couple.

  • TampaZeke

    It’s not a plebiscite. It’s just a postal poll, which makes it even more problematic than a plebiscite. A plebiscite is handled by the election authorities and must follow strict campaign laws, including laws that require truth in campaign claims. This postal poll will require none of that and the NO side is already taking full advantage of that.

  • That_Looks_Delicious

    But what about all those lesbians playing tennis or golf or whatever that Margaret woman was going on about?

    • TampaZeke

      Oh lawdy! What if gay marriage opens women’s sports up to Lezzzbeeeuns! And fashion design to gay men? Oh, the horrors!

      • KnownDonorDad

        OMG….does that mean Qantas will have gay flight attendants?!

  • Ken M

    I’d vote yes just to see the pics from their wedding.

    • prixator

      or honeymoon. Whichever.

  • KnownDonorDad

    A poll released yesterday shows that 67% of Australians plan to enroll for the plebiscite and that 63% plan to vote yes.

    Eat it, NOM. Gear up for another failure, even though it’s embarrassing for Australia that it’s taken them so long.

  • another_steve

    We will ultimately win because we are infinitely more clever and creative than our enemies.

    • (((GC)))

      And we are on the side of justice.

      • Reality.Bites

        and 99% of the hotties – all genders, all orientations – are on our side.

  • David Walker

    Giving a different definition to “stroke…stroke…stroke…”

    • JCF

      …or “someone has REALLY cheered on the ‘Thorpedo’!” 😉