Actress Joan Collins has chided
Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard for not backing gay marriage.
The 78-year-old Collins was in
Australia on a speaking tour last week.
Gillard over the weekend announced she
would allow a conscience vote for Labor MPs on the issue but
reiterated her personal opposition to allowing gay and lesbian
couples to marry – severely undermining the move.
During a Q&A session in Sydney, a
marriage equality advocate asked Collins what her 80s Dynasty
character Alexis Colby would tell Gillard on the subject of
legalizing marriage rights for gay and lesbian couples.
“What would Alexis, as the mother of
a gay son, tell our prime minister about her opposition to gay
marriage?” Alex Greenwich asked, gay news site SameSame.com.au
“What! She doesn't support it?” the
gay icon rhetorically asked.
“She would tell her to get with the
times!” she added.
Greenwich later joked about the
evening: “I was able to combine two of my favorite things –
marriage equality and Dynasty in the one night!”