Jack Black summarises Tony Abbott's opposition to gay marriage: 'He sounds like a nutter'

The comedian offered his view on the Australian PM's resistance to marriage equality

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Jack Black offered his incisive opinion on Tony Abbott’s continued opposition to same sex marriage, suggesting the Australian Prime Minister might be "a bit of a nutter”.  

The comedian weighed in on the issue of marriage equality, “the movement of the world”, as Mr Abbott continued to oppose a free vote for politicians on the issue despite receiving criticism on his stance from within his own party.

Black, who was invited on the 2Day Hit 104.1 show to promote his new show The Brink, was asked for his view on Mr Abbot’s resistance to marriage equality even after the US and Ireland legalised same-sex unions.

"I personally think the guy's living in the stone ages,” Black said. “He’s not seeing the writing on the wall. The movement of the world is headed towards equality for all people, all sexual preferences. Come on, we are all the same in the end. "

He later added: "Yeah, he sounds like a bit of a nutter."

Australia’s ruling coalition voted by a margin of 66 to 33 to make MPs vote against gay marriage, with any frontbenchers who defy the agreed position threatened with dismissal.  The move quashed Australia's Liberal MP Warren Entsch 's plans to introduce a private-members bill to legalise same-sex marriage in the country on Monday.

Black isn't the first famous name to pressure Mr Abbott on his stance, with Cara Delevingne telling him to “listen to the world” on the debate in June.