Australia Just Voted YES On Marriage Equality And The Whole Internet Is Celebrating
15 November 2017, 11:37
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:
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
Incredible news. #MarriageEquality so happy for my friends down under.— James McVey (@TheVampsJames) November 14, 2017
LOVE JUST WON IN AUSTRALIA AND I’M SO PROUD AND EMOTIONAL AND WISH I WAS HOME— troye sivan (@troyesivan) November 15, 2017
Way to go, Australia!! Progress— Alexander William (@AlexAllTimeLow) November 15, 2017
YES AUSTRALIA YES LOVE I LOVE LOVE— Lauren Jauregui (@LaurenJauregui) November 15, 2017
Btw YAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYA https://t.co/8sMoQKDcUZ— Hayley Kiyoko (@HayleyKiyoko) November 15, 2017
Good on ya Australia #marriageequality— Joe Sugg (@Joe_Sugg) November 15, 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