Savage Garden singer urges Prime Minister to reconsider laws against gay marriage.


Savage Garden’s Darren Hayes has become the latest Australian entertainer to urge Aussie politicians to get with the times.

In a Facebook letter posted yesterday, Hayes – who rose to fame in the 90s as part of two-man band Savage Garden, urged Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnball to consider the Australian populations wishes for legal equality, relating his own struggles with sexuality growing up:

Savage Garden were a hugely successful duo in the 90s and early 2000s, with their two albums selling 23 million records worldwide. Their singles I Knew I Loved You – which Kirsten Dunst famously appeared in the music video for – and Truly Madly Deeply, were US #1 hits. Since the pair split in 2002, Hayes has released four solo albums. Hayes came out as gay in the early 2000s and married his partner in 2006. His 2005 top 10 Australian single ‘So Beautiful’ was written for his partner:

Other Australian acts such as The Veronicas have attempted to reach Australian politicians on the matter of marriage equality, but so far, the laws remain the same.