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Australia Has Voted Yes To Same-Sex Marriage

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09:17 15 Nov 2017


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Australia has voted "Yes" to same-sex marriage.

62 per cent of the population voted in favour of same-sex couples marrying in the voluntary ballot.

That is the same margin as our referendum in 2015.

There was some great reaction around Australia.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">The moment Sydney heard Australia saying YES <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/MarriageEquality?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#MarriageEquality</a> <a href="https://t.co/d50n7hCTEB">pic.twitter.com/d50n7hCTEB</a></p>&mdash; Lisa Visentin (@LisaVisentin) <a href="https://twitter.com/LisaVisentin/status/930574986976178176?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">November 14, 2017</a></blockquote>
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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Australia votes YES 🏳️‍🌈 <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/MarriageEquality?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#MarriageEquality</a> <a href="https://t.co/rN3aQRExOz">pic.twitter.com/rN3aQRExOz</a></p>&mdash; Sydney Opera House (@SydOperaHouse) <a href="https://twitter.com/SydOperaHouse/status/930588602207150080?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">November 15, 2017</a></blockquote>
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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">The Melbourne reaction <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/MarriageEquality?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#MarriageEquality</a> <a href="https://t.co/4Ye3VOd5NR">pic.twitter.com/4Ye3VOd5NR</a></p>&mdash; Tom Cowie (@tom_cowie) <a href="https://twitter.com/tom_cowie/status/930582394523885568?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">November 14, 2017</a></blockquote>
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The results don't make it legally binding, but Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull says they'll get on with making it law straight away.

It's hoped it will be done by Christmas.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">The people of Australia have spoken and I intend to make their wish the law of the land by Christmas. This is an overwhelming call for marriage equality. <a href="https://t.co/PWZbH5H71r">pic.twitter.com/PWZbH5H71r</a></p>&mdash; Malcolm Turnbull (@TurnbullMalcolm) <a href="https://twitter.com/TurnbullMalcolm/status/930575993294635008?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">November 14, 2017</a></blockquote>
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Taoiseach Leo Varadkar, who campaigned in the referendum which passed same-sex marriage here, has welcomed the result.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Congrats to Australia on a resounding <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/voteyes?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#voteyes</a> for marriage equality. As ever Australians are willing to give everyone a fair go.</p>&mdash; Leo Varadkar (@campaignforleo) <a href="https://twitter.com/campaignforleo/status/930692677456232449?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">November 15, 2017</a></blockquote>
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There's also been some celebrity reaction

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">AUSTRALIA 🇦🇺 VOTED ❤️ YES 🏳️‍🌈 LOVE 💕 WINS ✨</p>&mdash; DUA LIPA (@DUALIPA) <a href="https://twitter.com/DUALIPA/status/930583898790289408?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">November 14, 2017</a></blockquote>
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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">🏳️‍🌈🏳️‍🌈🏳️‍🌈🏳️‍🌈 LOVE JUST WON IN AUSTRALIA AND I’M SO PROUD AND EMOTIONAL AND WISH I WAS HOME 🏳️‍🌈🏳️‍🌈🏳️‍🌈🏳️‍🌈</p>&mdash; troye sivan (@troyesivan) <a href="https://twitter.com/troyesivan/status/930588900627640320?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">November 15, 2017</a></blockquote>
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