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.
— sia (@Sia) November 14, 2017
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.
Thank you, Australia #yes
— Ian Thorpe (@IanThorpe) November 14, 2017
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