Australia Just Voted YES On Marriage Equality And The Whole Internet Is Celebrating

15 November 2017, 11:37

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James Wilson-Taylor

By James Wilson-Taylor

Troye Sivan, Lauren Jauregui and Hayley Kiyoko are among the high profile figures sending their love as Aussies take to the streets to party.

In a landmark ruling yesterday (November 14th), Australia has voted to legalise gay marriage, with 61.6% of voters backing the motion after a three month campaign.

Celebrations are now taking place across the nation, with thousands of people gathering in the streets of major cities including Sydney and Melbourne as the Prime Minister, Malcolm Turnbull, urges the parliament to commit to implementing marriage equality by Christmas this year.

 

Every state and territory voted Yes and the final national vote came in at 7,817,247 in favour and 4,873,947 against.

Australian celebrities and other well known figures have been taking to social media to congratulate the country on the news. Here are just a few of the many messages that have poured in so far: