Entertainment Same-sex marriage survey: Celebrities react to Australia's Yes vote result

04:37  15 november  2017
04:37  15 november  2017 Source:   thefix.nine.com.au

The same-sex marriage survey results, broken down

  The same-sex marriage survey results, broken down Australians have voted overwhelmingly to legalise same-sex marriage, with 62 percent of postal survey participants voting 'Yes'.Every state and territory in the country voted in the affirmative, with every state but NSW voting by a greater than 60 percent margin.

CELEBRITIES across the world are reacting to the news Australia has voted yes to same - sex marriage . In the lead-up to the result ’ s announcement Olympian Ian Thorpe said he was quietly confident the same - sex marriage survey would deliver a majority yes vote .

Australia reacts to same - sex marriage decision. Australia voted Yes : The survey returned a 61.6 per cent vote in favour of same - sex marriage . Picture: William WestSource:AFP.

After months of anticipation, the results of the same-sex marriage postal survey are in - and Australia has voted Yes to marriage equality.

As of 10:00am AEDT on Wednesday, 61 percent of Australians voted Yes, giving the Turnbull government the green light to move forward with the rest of the world and allow same-sex couples to marry.

More than 12 million Australians took part in the voluntary postal vote.

Celebrities have been vocal at every step of the way, and now that the result is finally here, stars like David Campbell, Sylvia Jeffreys, and Ian Thorpe have taken to social media to celebrate the historic decision.

Ellen DeGeneres: 'It's a g'day. Way to go Australia'

  Ellen DeGeneres: 'It's a g'day. Way to go Australia' Australia has voted ‘yes’ for marriage equality, and people across the country – and the world – are taking to social media to celebrate. An outpouring of love has come from both local and international celebrities, who haven’t been shy about letting their voices be heard. Large congregations of people gathered in all the state capitals to hear the announcement at 10am today, and cheers erupted from the crowds as it was announced 61 percent of survey participants had voted yes. It’s a g’day. Way to go Australia. #MarriageEquality pic.twitter.

Australia reacts to YES win1:15. Over 61% of Australians have voted YES in favour of same - sex marriage in the postal survey . Australia said a resounding Yes to same - sex marriage — but some were surprised at the result in NSW.

Celebrities React to Australia ' s Same Sex Marriage Vote - www.teenvogue.com. The crowd react to the same - sex marriage postal survey Yes result in front of the State library of Victoria in Melbourne, Wednesday, November 15, 2017.

And even before the results of the Federal Government's controversial postal vote were in, many celebs used their platforms to express their hope for a Yes victory.

"Here's hoping that at 10am I only have to be embarrassed about our politicians and not about my entire country," radio star and comedian Andy Lee tweeted.

While TODAY's Sylvia Jeffreys wrote, "My fingers firmly crossed for a better, more inclusive Australia."

"No matter what, you are loved, you are accepted, we are equal," Georgia Love tweeted.

Sam Sex Marriage - Curated tweets by MSNAustralia

Pictures: Countries that have legalised same-sex marriage

With Australians getting their say on whether same-sex marriage should be legal via a postal survey, we take a look at the countries around the world where it is legal for all couples to get married. Countries that have legalised same-sex marriage

Richard Wilkins pays tribute to son Christian on TODAY following same-sex marriage win .
"I love you very much, darling."On TODAY Thursday morning, the 63-year-old entertainment journalist took a moment to say a few words about the winning Yes vote, and the impact it had on his family, particularly Christian, who is an LGBTQ rights advocate.

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