Petition Started Over Home and Away’s Lesbian Couple

Some Home and Away fans are petitioning to keep the show’s controversial lesbian couple together.

The soap has sparked recent furor after featuring two female characters falling in love with eachother. The controversial plot has sparked fierce debate on the soap’s home turf of Australia with conservative groups arguing that it is inappropriate for the soap’s 7pm timeslot.

The plot features Summer bay residents Charlie (Esther Anderson) and Joey (Kate Bell) falling for eachother.

Fans have now begun an online petition to keep the pair together while a facebook group started for the same cause now has over 300 fans.

“This petition is to keep Home and Away’s new lesbian couple, Charlie and Joey, together and to help people understand that love is love, pure and simple. It should transcend all barriers and prejudices.” said petition creator Mag Melvy Jolie.