It’s official: Australia overwhelmingly voted yes to marriage equality.
While there is still a potentially long path to legislation, this is also a time of celebration. Every state and territory in the country voted yes and nearly all of them had a majority of at least 60%.
Furthermore, there was a 79.5% turnout, definitively showing the majority of Australians believe love is love.
Several people are taking to Twitter to share their excitement for the vote.
Australian singer Kylie Minogue was one of the first voices to pledge her support.
Zach Braff tweeted his excitement by sharing a photo of him and Scrubs co-star Donald Faison.
Congrats Australia! pic.twitter.com/mbBoj9fFId
— Zach Braff (@zachbraff) November 14, 2017
YES AUSTRALIA! WELL DONE #SSM!
— Boy George (Boomer) (@BoyGeorge) November 14, 2017
Other musical artists like Sia, Sam Smith, Miley Cyrus, and more added their joy as well.
YES YES YES YES YES AUSTRALIA – YES!!!!!!! 😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭🌈🌈🌈🌈🌈🌈🌈🌈🌈🌈🌈
— samsmith (@samsmith) 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
And, of course, Ellen.
— Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) November 14, 2017
Even across the world, American actor Daniel Newman expressed his excitement.
— Daniel Newmaη (@DanielNewman) November 14, 2017
— Ricky Martin (@ricky_martin) November 15, 2017
— Josh Gad (@joshgad) November 14, 2017
— Andy Mientus (@andymientus) November 14, 2017
Dear #Australia, it almost feels like Christmas as much of the globe stays up late or wakes up early in hopes you deliver a much needed message of equality to our world. Give us #HOPE Australia! @AMEquality
— Dustin Lance Black (@DLanceBlack) November 14, 2017
Even buildings and organization are getting in on the celebration!
#YES! Museums Victoria is thrilled to see Australia standing up for #MarriageEquality. Tonight we'll be lighting up the #RoyalExhibitionBuilding in rainbow colours to celebrate. #Equality #LoveIsLove pic.twitter.com/62XE0ZA6XP
— Museums Victoria (@museumsvictoria) November 14, 2017
This is only the beginning of the celebrations.
And perhaps it won’t be such a long road after all. Prime Minister Turnbull tweeted his commitment to make marriage equality law by Christmas.
The people of Australia have spoken and I intend to make their wish the law of the land by Christmas. This is an overwhelming call for marriage equality. pic.twitter.com/PWZbH5H71r
— Malcolm Turnbull (@TurnbullMalcolm) November 14, 2017