How Australia (And The Rest Of The World) Is Reacting To Today’s Historic Yes Vote
SO. MUCH. LOVE.
Australia has voted for love and equality, and people all around the country are absolutely cheering for the victorious YES to marriage equality. The LGBTIQ+ community and all supporters of the Yes campaign are loud and proud with excitement and it’s a monumental day of celebration for Australia.
The final Yes vote came in at 61.6 percent, with a 78 percent turnout of voters for the postal survey. Love is louder than hate and we are hearing a resounding HELL YES across the country. Here’s a taste of Australia’s reaction to the news:
The official Yes events around the country absolutely went off once the good news officially dropped:
— Riley Stuart (@RileyStuart1) November 14, 2017
— Anthony Colangelo (@AnthColangelo) November 14, 2017
— Tom Cowie (@tom_cowie) November 14, 2017
— Josh Butler (@JoshButler) November 14, 2017
— Lisa Visentin (@LisaVisentin) November 14, 2017
And elsewhere, people had more private emotional reactions. Among them was Labor Senator Penny Wong:
— Mikearoo (@mpbowers) November 14, 2017
— Stephanie Peatling (@srpeatling) November 14, 2017
— Bernard Keane (@BernardKeane) November 14, 2017
Many other politicians have publicly celebrated the news too:
Australians have said loud and clear that love is love. Now it is time for the parliament to do its
Thank you so much for hard work, your campaigning, your support, and your YES votes. #MarriageEquality
— Richard Di Natale (@RichardDiNatale) November 14, 2017
— Janet Rice (@janet_rice) November 14, 2017
Aussie celebrities as well as those all over the world are getting around the excitement that Australia has said Yes to marriage equality. Everybody from Sophie Monk to Ellen DeGeneres is sharing the love on Twitter.
— Sophie Monk (@sophiemonk) November 14, 2017
— kylie minogue (@kylieminogue) November 14, 2017
I am crying…61.6% of Australians voted #YES for #MarriageEquaility ?️??️??️??️??️? So proud of everyone who used their voice & their vote to make a change! Congratulations to the LGBTQ community xxx ?✊? #LoveIsLove pic.twitter.com/5YysKgf5pl
— RICKI-LEE ? (@TheRickiLee) November 14, 2017
— ALISON WONDERLAND (@awonderland) November 14, 2017
— Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) November 14, 2017
Australia just voted an overwhelming YES for #MarriageEquality, what a big and important step towards full equality! Congratulations! ?️????️?
— Lady Gaga (@gagamonster96) November 14, 2017
— sia (@Sia) November 14, 2017
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
It's the dawn of a g', g'day. #MarriageEquality
— God (@TheTweetOfGod) November 14, 2017
The celebrations are epic, but of course, we know that the battle isn’t quite over and some people are wary that there’s still a few more hurdles to jump through.
i feel like i should be happier but i'm terrified of what the next steps are now. i want to celebrate, but we still have so much to fight for and win. power to us for today though, fuckin power to us dirty queers.
— men don't @ me (@lizduckchong) November 14, 2017
Also, amid the celebrations, people are not going to let the ridiculousness of this postal vote and certain politicians slide.
— Rune Woldsnes (@woldsnews) November 14, 2017
But for the most part it’s all smiles and rainbows right now. Hallelujah team Yes, you did it!