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Marriage equality supporters gather for same-sex results

Same-sex marriage supporters have gathered across Australia for the landmark announcement of the same-sex marriage postal survey results.

The Australian Bureau of Statistics announced the findings of the voluntary $122 million vote at a special hearing in Federal Parliament on Wednesday morning, with a majority of 61.6 per cent in favour of legalising gay marriage.

The ‘Yes’ vote had 7,817,247 total voters compared to 4,873,987, a significant victory for the campaign. 

Thousands of ‘Yes’ advocates have erupted in celebration at the designated areas throughout the country, including the State Library of Victoria in Melbourne and Prince Alfred Park in Sydney.

 

‘Yes’ voters have erupted in celebrations across Australia after the postal survey returned results of 61.6 per cent in favour of legalising same-sex marriage

Same-sex marriage supporters have gathered across Australia for the landmark announcement of the same-sex marriage postal survey results 

Same-sex marriage supporters have gathered across Australia for the landmark announcement of the same-sex marriage postal survey results 

Rainbow-coloured mohawks, men in wedding dresses and hundreds of same-sex rights flags have been spotted as the equality crusaders flocked to public areas for the announcement

Rainbow-coloured mohawks, men in wedding dresses and hundreds of same-sex rights flags have been spotted as the equality crusaders flocked to public areas for the announcement

Rainbow-coloured mohawks, men in wedding dresses and hundreds of same-sex rights flags have been spotted as the equality crusaders flock to public areas ahead for the announcement.

Billboards, businesses and even cruise liners have been draped in rainbows for the result that was voted by 79.5 per cent of those eligible.

Prince Alfred Park celebrations were hosted by high-profile faces of the ‘Yes’ vote, including legendary Olympic swimmer Ian Thorpe, actress Magda Szubanski and singer John Paul Young.

City of Sydney Lord Mayor Clover Moore was also be attendance at the event that is expected to have well over a thousand attendees.                

The Australian Bureau of Statistics announced the findings of the voluntary vote at a special hearing on Wednesday, with a majority of 61.6 per cent in favour of legalising gay marriage

The Australian Bureau of Statistics announced the findings of the voluntary vote at a special hearing on Wednesday, with a majority of 61.6 per cent in favour of legalising gay marriage

The 'Yes' vote had 7,817,247 total voters compared to 4,873,987, a significant victory for the campaign 

The ‘Yes’ vote had 7,817,247 total voters compared to 4,873,987, a significant victory for the campaign 

Billboards, businesses and even cruise liners have been draped in rainbows for the result that was voted by 79.5 per cent of those eligible 

Billboards, businesses and even cruise liners have been draped in rainbows for the result that was voted by 79.5 per cent of those eligible 

Read more at DailyMail.co.uk


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