Boy George has criticized Australian
Prime Minister Julia Gillard over her opposition to gay marriage, The
Sunday Times reported.
Gillard successfully backed a motion to
allow lawmakers to make a “conscience vote” on bills relating to
gay marriage during the Australian Labor Party's (ALP) recent
national conference, effectively diluting the party's recent vote in
favor of marriage equality in its platform.
“I'm baffled by it,” Boy George
said. “If they just let it happen they'd realize it's not the end
of civilization as we know it.”
“On one hand they mention family
values and the importance of relationships but if people want to get
married isn't that a good thing?”
“It's so unimportant. I don't think
it's the job of the PM or a politician to deal with that. Gay people
have been around since the dinosaurs.”
The 50-year-old Boy George will be in
Sydney on New Year's Eve to kick off the 30th anniversary
Culture Club reunion tour.
“I just don't get homophobia,” he
added. “And not allowing gay marriage is homophobia. What
difference does it make to you? It's not a choice. 'Oh, I think
I'll be gay.'”