Australia is in celebration mode with the results of the same-sex marriage postal vote officially confirmed as a resounding YES.
In a historical moment for the nation, over 79.5 per cent of eligible voters returned their non-compulsory, non-binding ballot papers. For scale, only 58 per cent of Americans bothered to vote for this term’s president. Every single state and territory recorded a yes.
In the streets, offices, homes and online, the country is busting out the champers, rainbow flags, glitter bombs and rejoicing.
November, 15th 2017 will go down in the history books as the day we voted in favour of marriage equality.
Aussie comedian Hamish Blake was one of the first stars to take to Instagram, posting a selfie with an actual rainbow across his forehead. A bloody perfect tribute if you ask us!
Campaigner, Olympian and all-round Australian hero Ian Thorpe summed it up brilliantly when he said: "It’s official, Aussies are behind marriage equality. Let’s get it done!"
Internationally Ellen DeGeneres, who is married to Australian actress Portia de Rossi, couldn't contain her excitement: "It’s a g’day. Way to go Australia #MarriageEquality."
Liam Hemsworth's other half Miley Cyrus was also stoked, writing on Instagram: "Congrats Australia! Every step taken is one closer to World Peace! Love love love you! Proud to be Australian by association."
Honourary Aussie Ricky Martin, who is engaged to artist Jwan Yosef, took to Twitter to share his joy: "Today is a great day for human rights. #Australia says YES to marriage equality. BRAVO! This makes me so happy."
We couldn't have said it better ourselves!
From Ellen DeGeneres to Hamish Blake, here's how your favourite stars are reacting to the historical news on social media!