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17 lovely reactions to Australia voting Yes to marriage equality

Over 7 million people voted in favour.

LAST NIGHT, THE results of Australia’s postal survey on same-sex marriage came in, with over 7 million people – 61% – voting in favour of Yes.

The overwhelming success of the vote has led to Prime Minister Malcom Turnbull saying that it was “absolutely my goal” to get the same-sex marriage bill through parliament by Christmas.

There were joyous scenes across Australia overnight.

1. The Sydney Opera House was all lit up

2. Campaigning Senator Penny Wong’s reaction went viral

3. Zach Braff chimed in from the States with a Scrubs reference

4. Uber made a little change to their app for the day that was

5. While this video of the result coming in touched many

If you can’t see the video, click here

6. Sia gave her home country a shoutout

7. And Miley Cyrus is practically Australian now thanks to Liam Hemsworth

8. Watchers from abroad just saw this as another step in the right direction

9. The Queen of Australia herself welcomed the news

10. Some of the signs, as ever, were inspired

11. Just like in the aftermath of the Irish vote, people stressed that *nothing* has changed

12. There were lovely little moments happening all over – like this text from a mam

13. Justin Trudeau led a flurry of international leaders welcoming the news

14. Irishman Tiernan Brady was Director of the Equality Campaign, so he was in fine form

15. And got praise lavished on him by Panti

16. We can add marriage equality to “large spiders” as things we associate with Australia now

17. The future is bright <3

lovedo Source: @LGBTWinsPH

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