It’s a sentiment of both celebration and “f***ing finally” in Australia today with 61.1% of voters in favour of legalising same-sex marriage. In a (long-winded) announcement at 10am AEDT, the head statistician at the Australian Bureau of Statistics, David Kalisch, revealed a huge 79.5% of eligible voters in Australia – equal to 12.7 million people – participated in the voluntary postal vote. While 38.4% of voters voted no, all states returned a majority Yes result. See the breakdown below.
— Helen Davidson (@heldavidson) November 14, 2017
Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has pledged to push the parliament to “get on with it and get the job done” by Christmas. Meanwhile, international supporters of marriage equality across the entertainment industry have sent messages of support despite the time difference. See their reactions below.
— Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) November 14, 2017
Yes!!!!! Congrats Australia! Every step taken is one closer to World Peace! Love love love you! Proud to be Australian by association lol ❤️❤️❤️ pic.twitter.com/1zO5kSjMS7
— Miley Ray Cyrus (@MileyCyrus) November 14, 2017
Now that we jeopardized the health and wellbeing of my community by subjecting them to hateful propaganda and stress can we move forward and just have equality. We are human beings. https://t.co/rP8kAYELSe
— Ruby Rose (@RubyRose) November 15, 2017
Yes Australia! ?️?
— Nick Jonas (@nickjonas) November 14, 2017
— sia (@Sia) November 14, 2017
I WISH I WAS THERE CELEBRATING WITH YOU ALL ??
— Sam Smith (@samsmithworld) November 14, 2017
— kylie minogue (@kylieminogue) November 14, 2017
AUSTRALIA!! Hooray! YES! You did it! ?️? ❤️!!
— Patricia Arquette (@PattyArquette) November 14, 2017
— ? Lena Dunham ? (@lenadunham) November 15, 2017
— Josh Gad (@joshgad) November 14, 2017
— Debbie Harry/BLONDIE (@BlondieOfficial) November 15, 2017
?️??️??️??️? LOVE JUST WON IN AUSTRALIA AND I’M SO PROUD AND EMOTIONAL AND WISH I WAS HOME ?️??️??️??️?
— troye sivan (@troyesivan) November 15, 2017
hell YES australia!!! ?❤️#marriageequality ❤️?
— HAIM (@HAIMtheband) November 15, 2017
Congrats Australia! pic.twitter.com/mbBoj9fFId
— Zach Braff (@zachbraff) November 14, 2017
Love wins in Australia! Thrilled to hear Australians have voted in favour of legalizing same-sex marriage. #MarriageEquality
— Justin Trudeau (@JustinTrudeau) November 15, 2017