How Australia reacted when the same-sex marriage bill was passed

Patrons inside the Stonewall Hotel applaud the passing of the Gay Marriage Bill on December 7, 2017 in Sydney, Australia. Photo: Don Arnold/ Getty Images.

Last night, Australian politicians voted in favour of marriage equality.

The same-sex marriage bill passed the House of Representatives, with all but four MPs voting in support of it, after the upper house Senate passed the bill 43-12 last week.

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said the result was a “huge success” in a “day of joy”.

“What a day in history. What a day for love,” he said on The Project, following the evening’s result in Canberra.

“What a day to put our arms around same-sex couples and say we love you, we respect you, you have all the rights that everyone else has had for so long — now we’re all at one.”

Here’s how the rest of Australia reacted.

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