He added: “My wife and I, as a matter of conscience, refuse to recognise the government’s regulation of marriage if its definition includes the solemnisation of same sex couples, The Independent reports.
The couple has since responded to their initial pledge following the Australian Parliament’s vote to allow same-sex marriage across the nation on Thursday – and they appear to have backtracked from their initial vow.
In a statement to News.com.au, Mr Jensen said: “My previous public comments regarding civil divorce never envisaged me separating from my wife, but rather our marriage from the state.
“The legislation currently makes it untenable for us to do this under the law.
“The point we were highlighting and that still stands however is the fact that a redefinition of marriage changes the agreement under which we were originally married.
“We will be making no further comment.”
Australians voted overwhelming in favour of legalising same-sex marriage in a poll last month, with 61.6 per cent of people in support of allowing same-sex couples to wed.