But they should not push their philosophies on to others, especially when it comes to religious beliefs,” he said.

Mr Moir acknowledged that some within the farming community would not change.“You’re always going to get back-handed comments.

It’s still a blokey world in agriculture,” he said.“But, you know, the millennials have no problem.

It’s the older generation which have an issue — it’s just the way they are.“We’re in a brand new world.

Even the older people are fine with it.“Some people just feel the need to stand on a soapbox and make a statement to tell the world what they think (about gay marriage).

I don’t really care.”After meeting her partner Kristi last year, Ms Hmeljak is now happily ensconced in her farming duties, and is looking forward to preparing the stud’s show team for this year’s ram sales.

For them, the farm provides contentment and a welcome break from the hectic urban life.

Mr Brunini came from an agricultural background, having been raised on a poultry farm in Beechboro, and riding horses since he was 14.

Growing up as a gay man in rural WA, Mr Moir struggled to reconcile his sexuality with the masculine stereotype of beer-swilling, hardened, no-nonsense country folk.

An active member of the local football and cricket team, he said he was a typical “repressed” homosexual trying to fit in with “expected” community standards during a time when anti-gay sentiment was rife, both in the city and rural towns.“I came out to my family and friends in my early 30s, after wasting my youth in binge drinking and unhappiness,” Mr Moir said.

Today, the property he works on — Amelup Estate — is run as a happy family commune, managed by Mr Moir’s parents Greg and Kerry, with brother-in-law Paul and sister Michelle Richardson looking after the livestock.