• Tim Minchin has shared his thoughts on the same-sex marriage vote in a new song. (PA Wire)
Warning: this song contains strong language.
By
Alyssa Braithwaite

11 Aug 2017 - 10:33 AM  UPDATED 11 Aug 2017 - 2:41 PM

Songwriter and comedian Tim Minchin has released a song about the same-sex marriage vote, to the tune of Peter Allen's "I Still Call Australia Home". 

In a post on his Facebook page, the UK-based Australian called it "a heartfelt song to my homeland, recorded last night on my iPhone. With love." 

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"Someday we'll all be together once more, once they do their bloody jobs, and just change the f***ing law. Then Carrie can marry Sally, and Ben can bone Tone in the marriage bed in their Aussie home," he sings. 

"Your attempt to keep Australia in the past will be a failure, because most of Australia ain't homophobic."

An hour after being posted, the video had already racked up more than 100,000 views and over 7,100 shares.

"I think the proposed plebiscite on marriage equality is noxious and obnoxious," Minchin writes at the end of the song.

"Polls show that Aussies are overwhelmingly in favour of marriage equality. (Not that it should matter... It's  not f***ing X-Factor). But if the horrid thing should go ahead, let's drown the mofos in 'yes' votes!!" 

An ode to the incredible resilience of Australia's LGBTQ+ community
"Yesterday, I joked to some friends that there was no way that the current government would decide on a free vote on same-sex marriage. I didn’t joke because I found the situation funny. I joked because this is what I have learned to do as a queer person."