ALAN JOYCE: 'What a proud moment for Australia'

Photo: Qantas.

Qantas chief executive Alan Joyce has welcomed the result of Australia’s same-sex marriage survey, in which 62% of participants cast their ballots in favour of marriage equality.

In a statement to Business Insider, the airline executive — who is openly gay and donated $1 million of his own money to support the Yes campaign — said it was now over to politicians to change the law.

“What a proud moment for Australia. It’s the epitome of a ‘fair go’ and shows that as a nation we want to be more inclusive, not less,” Joyce said.

“I think that’s something worth celebrating whether this decision affects you or not. It’s certainly something the global community will take notice of.

“The outpouring of support for marriage equality over the past few months has been really heartening. People from all walks of life stood up to be counted, including the business community.

“It’s now over to Canberra to make sure they act on what the people have told them.”

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