On Wednesday morning, local time, Australia learned the results of the postal survey on same-sex marriage. An overwhelming majority of Australians — 61.6%, more than 7.8 million people — voted ‘yes’ to the question “Should the law be changed to allow same-sex couples to marry?”
All that remains now is for the government to act on the poll results and pass the necessary legislation — which the Prime Minister is pushing to have done before Christmas.
And Eurovision stars are celebrating the results along with ordinary Aussies, sharing plenty of rainbow emojis and kind words.
Delta Goodrem (Australia JESC 2015 songwriter)
Crying with happiness ??????????
— Delta Goodrem (@DeltaGoodrem) November 14, 2017
Isaiah (Australia 2017)
— Isaiah (@isaiahofficial) November 14, 2017
Anja Nissen (Denmark 2017)
Dustin the Turkey (Ireland 2008)
— Dustin The Turkey (@DustinOfficial) November 14, 2017
Lee Lin Chin (Australia’s points spokesperson)
As a newsreader for a public broadcaster I'm meant to have zero opinions so I'll just say this… GOOD! ABOUT TIME! SUCKED IN OPPOSING VIEW!
— Lee Lin Chin (@LeeLinChinSBS) November 15, 2017
Saara Aalto (Finland 2018)
— Saara Aalto (@saaraaalto) November 15, 2017
Myf Warhurst (Australian commentator)
— Myf Warhurst (@MyfWarhurst) November 14, 2017
Julia Zemiro (Australian commentator 2009-2016)
YES! ???. Resounding YES. In the UK, Tears as I watch my feed full of friends’ relief sadness anger and happiness. Now let’s get out of their way and legislate.??#MarriageEquality #ssm pic.twitter.com/sWiI9ZipwN
— Julia Zemiro (@julia_zemiro) November 15, 2017
Joel Creasey (Australian commentator)
So stoked. So relieved. So gay. ????
— Joel Creasey (@joelcreasey) November 15, 2017