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The Bachelor's Megan Marx Gets Real About Same-Sex Marriage

'Australia, quit f***ing around.

13/12/2016 11:42 AM AEDT | Updated 14/12/2016 8:42 AM AEDT

Former Bachelor contestant Megan Marx has spoken out about Australia's same-sex marriage laws, venting her frustrations about the topic on Instagram.

Marx made headlines earlier this year when it was confirmed she was dating fellow Bachie contestant Tiffany Scanlon. The two met competing for the same man's heart.

She uses the Instagram post to address issues surrounding the legalisation of sex marriage in Australia and it's been liked over 6000 times.

"Our beautiful country has become an embarrassment to me, as I believe it has allowed religious sentiments to be involved where they should not be- in politics," Marx wrote on Instagram.

"'All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights', is not an opinion or some quote you put on a f*****g fridge magnet- it's a moral obligation."

I've been wanting my story with Tiffany to "pleasantly" and without force try to help normalise same-sex relationships and desires. Unfortunately, the more stories I hear and people I talk to, the more vividly I see the social, political and mental oppression the Australian government has inflicted on sexual minorities with a law created by privileged white men, a very long time ago. It was 1902 when women in Australia were granted the right to vote and 1962 before Aboriginal people were granted this same right. Before this, voting essentially was a privilege made and utilised by white men. "All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights", is not an opinion or some quote you put on a fucking fridge magnet- it's a moral obligation- and the first article point in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which was proclaimed by the UN and signed by Australia in 1948. Sixty eight years later our liberal, secular democracy upholds an outdated and oppressive law that states you cannot marry who you love if it is out of the script of what is "traditional". Voting was made for white men- and we have changed the law despite its inception. Why can't we do the same with marriage? If you are a man, and you find the idea of being with another man sexually disgusting, I guess the answer is to not fuck another dude, instead of using political and social means to instil personal inclinations on minorities with different sexual agendas. Our beautiful country has become an embarrassment to me, as I believe it has allowed religious sentiments to be involved where they should not be- in politics. Good on you Aus, for supporting programs that help young people deal with mental health issues arising from being part of sexual minorities, but maybe ceasing social and political oppression would reduce mental health struggles in the first place. I'm not wanting to get married any time soon, nor do I have a vendetta against men or those who hold religious values. My cause is only one that supports human rights for ALL humans. Come on Australia, quit the fucking around. Picture source: @ratandboa

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Marx uses examples of previous laws that have been changed despite their inception, asking people why the same can't be done when it comes to marriage.

"The more stories I hear and people I talk to, the more vividly I see the social, political and mental oppression the Australian government has inflicted on sexual minorities with a law created by privileged white men, a very long time ago," she said.

"Good on you Aus, for supporting programs that help young people deal with mental health issues arising from being part of sexual minorities, but maybe ceasing social and political oppression would reduce mental health struggles in the first place"

Marx also explains that this doesn't mean their will be wedding bells anytime soon for her and Scanlon, nor does she have anything against men or those who hold religious values.

"My cause is only one that supports human rights for ALL humans," Marx said.

Marx and her partner met on The Bachelor both vying for the heart of Richie Strahan before developing a friendship that has since turned into a relationship.

She announced on Instagram that their "friendship ripened into something bolder" and "trust in a very strange situation was formed" in October.

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