‘Thank you, Australia’: Ian Thorpe and Sia among celebrities hailing marriage verdict

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Celebrities, politicians and executives in Australia and around the world have expressed their delight at the country’s historic same-sex marriage vote.

The result, announced by the Australian Bureau of Statistics on Wednesday, revealed that 7,817,247 people voted in favour of same-sex marriage and 4,873,987 voted against on a turnout of 79.5%. Film, TV and music stars rushed to social media to express their excitement on the historic decision.

Australian singer-songwriter Sia tweeted almost instantly upon hearing the results.

Olympian and marriage equality advocate Ian Thorpe was also proud to see that Australians have voted to legalise same-sex marriage. Thorpe spoke at Sydney’s Prince Alfred Park where more than 1,500 people eagerly awaited the live broadcast of the results.

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