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Empire State Building lights up to celebrate SSM vote

New York’s Empire State Building has lit up in rainbow colours after the ‘Yes’ vote triumphed in the  same-sex marriage survey

New York’s iconic Empire State Building has joined the celebrations after the ‘Yes’ vote triumphed in Australia’s same-sex marriage survey. 

Manhattan’s world famous building lit up in rainbow colours to mark the historic occasion, with the bright lights glistening throughout the New York night.   

Social media has been flooded with photos of the landmark, as thousands praised the city for its recognition of marriage reform in Australia.  

‘Nothing better than looking out your window to see the Empire State Building in rainbow colours to celebrate Australia voting yes for marriage equality,’ one New York local wrote.

‘Even New York celebrated Australia’s win overnight!’ another captioned a photo.

Manhattan's world famous building lit up in rainbow colours to mark the historic occasion, with the bright lights glistening throughout the New York night

Manhattan’s world famous building lit up in rainbow colours to mark the historic occasion, with the bright lights glistening throughout the New York night

Supporters of the 'Yes' vote for marriage equality celebrate at Melbourne's Result Street Party on Wednesday

Supporters of the ‘Yes’ vote for marriage equality celebrate at Melbourne’s Result Street Party on Wednesday

Other New Yorkers seemed oblivious to Australia’s historic day.   

‘Empire State Building lit in colours (no idea for what) on New York City skyline tonight,’ one wrote.

‘Why is the Empire State Building a rainbow tonight? It was lit in signature white earlier. Regardless, it’s beautiful,’ another said. 

Rainbow flags and champagne corks flew into the air at celebrations across Australia after a resounding ‘yes’ vote was announced on Wednesday. 

Social media has been flooded with photos of the landmark, as thousands praised the city for its recognition of marriage reform in Australia

Social media has been flooded with photos of the landmark, as thousands praised the city for its recognition of marriage reform in Australia

Rainbow flags and champagne corks flew into the air at celebrations across Australia after a resounding 'yes' vote was announced

Rainbow flags and champagne corks flew into the air at celebrations across Australia after a resounding ‘yes’ vote was announced

More than 60 percent of eligible Australians voted in favour of legalising same-sex marriage after more than a decade of political battles over the issue. 

Every state and territory recorded a majority ‘yes’ vote above 60 per cent, bar NSW where 57.8 of people voted ‘yes’.

The returned ballots amounted for 79.5 per cent of the population, a strong response from the public to the controversial $122 million postal vote.  

More than 60 percent of eligible Australians voted in favour of legalising same-sex marriage after more than a decade of political battles over the issue

More than 60 percent of eligible Australians voted in favour of legalising same-sex marriage after more than a decade of political battles over the issue

Read more at DailyMail.co.uk


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