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'Bachelor' Contestants Fall For Each Other, Share Love On Instagram

Yes, someone finally found love from "The Bachelor."

Only a handful of successful relationships result from “The Bachelor” series, and Tiffany Scanlon and Megan Marx might be the best one yet. 

In October, Mashable reported on the apparent blossoming romance between “The Bachelor Australia” contestants Megan Marx and Tiffany Scanlon, who appeared on the show this year to win the love of Richie Strahan. Instead, they found love with each other. 

In recent weeks, the pair has become more vocal about their romance to inspire others and raise awareness of Australia’s discriminatory same-sex policies

While the women steer away from labels, they have been opening up more candidly about their relationship. In a Monday Instagram post, Marx said they “ordinate our own life and love terms.” 

The two have also been using their now-public relationship to champion the rights of the LGBTQ community in their native Australia. Scanlon admitted that prior to meeting Marx she was a “fence-sitter.” 

“Thinking back I realize I was part of the problem,” she wrote on Instagram.
“I was a fence sitter. I am ashamed to admit it but I had no opinion either way and I had no idea how extensive the issues faced by those who don’t fit the heterosexual mould is. So if you are reading this and you don’t have an opinion, get online and read about the current bill proposed for same-sex marriage, read about the other countries that have passed far less exclusive bills, read about the suicide rates in those who aren’t heterosexual, think how it would feel to be denied the right to express the way you feel about the person you love and please GET YOURSELF AN OPINION.” 

Last week Marx took to Instagram to talk about same-sex relationships. 

“I’ve been wanting my story with Tiffany to ‘pleasantly’ and without force try to help normalise same-sex relationships and desires,” she wrote. “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.”

Australia has been criticized for its anti-gay marriage stance, and Marx called the country an “embarrassment.” 

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

A photo posted by Megan Marx 🌷 (@megan.leto.marx) on

Congratulations on finding love, ladies ― and for using it to inspire others.

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