The results of the Australian survey for marriage equality have been tallied, with respondents voting overwhelmingly in support of same-sex marriage.
In total, 79.5% of eligible voters participated, with 61.1% voting ‘yes.’
38.4% voted ‘no,’ while the remainder of the votes were unsure.
Needless to say — a victory for equality. Now it’ll be up to parliament to follow through.
Mellissa Davey of the Guardian Australia reports:
A dance party has erupted in Melbourne
— Melissa Davey (@MelissaLDavey) November 14, 2017
And all across Twitter, people are celebrating:
— Sarah McPhee (@_SarahMcPhee) November 14, 2017
— Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) November 14, 2017
— Bernard Keane (@BernardKeane) November 14, 2017
— Guy ????? (@greysfan) November 14, 2017
BREAKING: Australia has voted YES in favour of same-sex marriage
— Lane Sainty (@lanesainty) November 14, 2017
Australia has voted YES to marriage equality! There are still obstacles to overcome, but what a fantastic day for LGBT Aussies and their allies!
Big love and huge congratulations to you all.#LoveIsLove#MarriageEquality pic.twitter.com/vpbCPQLuUC
— Greg Hogben (@MyDaughtersArmy) November 14, 2017
Thinking of you all tonight Sending love and strength to those who feel vulnerable. I feel confident Australia will do the right thing. But no matter the outcome,never forget…we are frickin fabulous!! I'm visualizing 73% YES!! Bless us all ???????????????????
— Magda Szubanski (@MagdaSzubanski) November 14, 2017
Result is 61.6% in favour of YES! #MarriageEquality is coming to Australia!!!!!!! ??????
— Stephen Donnan (@Donnan_S) November 14, 2017