Comedian Jack Black has responded to
Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott's refusal to allow Coalition
MPs a free vote on a proposed bill that seeks to end the island
nation's marriage exclusion for gay and lesbian couples.
On Tuesday, Abbott's ruling
conservative coalition effectively killed the bill when it decided to
bind its lawmakers to its stance against marriage equality.
Abbott promised a public vote on the
issue if his government is re-elected next year. Currently, the
opposition Labor Party is leading in opinion polls.
Speaking on the Australian morning
radio program The Dan & Maz Show, Black criticized Abbott.
“I personally think [Abbott] is
living in the stone ages if he's not seeing the writing on the wall,”
“The movement of the world is heading
towards equality for all people, all sexual preferences.”
“We're all the same in the end. Who
cares what gives you a boner? Really,” he added.
The 45-year-old Black currently stars
in HBO's The Brink.