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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.

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.

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