Australians Vote 'Yes' On Gay Marriage

Australians Vote 'Yes' On Gay Marriage

Australians Vote 'Yes' On Gay Marriage

Celebs from across the world have taken to social media to celebrate the result.

From Kylie Minogue and Sia, to Danni Minogue and Troye Sivan, we've rounded up a selection of the reactions below.

But the law can not actually be changed until the House of Representatives reconvenes for parliament's final sitting fortnight, which begins on November 27.

Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull Tweeted last night that he would endeavour to push the legislation through parliament as soon as possible.

"[Australians] have spoken in their millions and they have voted overwhelmingly yes for marriage equality", Turnbull said after the result was revealed.

'We've seen them eroded overseas - we will not let that happen in Australia'.

More than 16 million surveys were sent out across Australia by the ABS, allowing people to have their say in the postal plebiscite.

Almost 80 per cent of eligible voters took part in the poll, said the chief of the statistics bureau Davis Kalisch, adding: "Australians can have confidence these statistics reflect the view of the eligible population".

Mr Andrews made the comments while arguing the Smith bill would allow bakers to refuse serving same-sex couples for a wedding if they were against same-sex marriage.

Turnbull's conservative government said it planned to debate a bill creating marriage equality in Parliament before Christmas. Same-sex marriage legislation came into force there in 2006.

"We will now do what we can to guard against restrictions on freedom of speech and freedom of religion, to defend parents" rights, and to protect Australian kids from being exposed to radical LGBTIQ sex and gender education in the classrooms, ' he said.

A marriage equality bill was introduced into parliament later on Wednesday.

This morning's result was a historic accomplishment for proponents of marriage equality after more than a decade of political wrangling and two months of voting, which highlighted deep divisions in Australian society over the issue.

"The Australian people have tasked us to get this done".

She has said the result will be a new hope for marriage equality campaigners, and called on Northern Ireland to be the next to vote in favour of marriage equality.

Catholic Archbishop of Sydney Anthony Fisher said he was "deeply disappointed that the likely result will be legislation to further deconstruct marriage and family in Australia".

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