It’s a g’day to have our faith in humanity restored. To be exact, faith in over 700,000 Australians.
Aside from the weather, one of the hot topics in the land down under was a historic survey regarding same-sex marriage, and according to the results by the Australia Bureau of Statistics, 61.6 percent voted ‘yes’, with every single state and territory recording a majority of ‘yes’ results.
The casting vote was called upon by Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, and in a statement at a press conference was quoted as saying: “They [Australians] voted ‘yes’ for fairness, they voted ‘yes’ for commitment, they voted ‘yes’ for love’.”
Turnbull himself had also voted ‘yes’, and expressed hope that the law would officially be implemented before Christmas this year.
Many of our favourite Aussie celebrities, as well as celebs from across the globe, also voiced out their joy on Twitter:
— kylie minogue (@kylieminogue) November 14, 2017
— Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) November 14, 2017
Congrats Australia! pic.twitter.com/mbBoj9fFId
— Zach Braff (@zachbraff) 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
AUSTRALIA 🇦🇺 VOTED ❤️ YES 🏳️🌈 LOVE 💕 WINS ✨
— DUA LIPA (@DUALIPA) November 14, 2017