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.
???????????? omg I LOVE this! Thank you! ????????????❤️????️???? https://t.co/q230shxAyc
— Magda Szubanski AO (@MagdaSzubanski) December 7, 2017
— Kylie Minogue (@kylieminogue) December 7, 2017
Just like the cricket, we took longer than expected but got the win on the final day. Well played Australia. Well played #marriageequality ????
— Dr Chris Brown (@drchrisbrown) December 7, 2017
— Dannii Minogue (@DanniiMinogue) December 7, 2017
So happy that love has won. Equality has won. Australia has won. pic.twitter.com/dNmUPgmcT8
— Matthew Mitcham (@matthew_mitcham) December 7, 2017
Come on Aussie. #MarriageEquality ????️????❤️????️????❤️????️????
— Tim Minchin (@timminchin) December 7, 2017
— RICKI-LEE (@TheRickiLee) December 7, 2017
— Qantas (@Qantas) December 7, 2017
It's time for more marriages.
Marriage equality has passed!
— Malcolm Turnbull (@TurnbullMalcolm) December 7, 2017
#MarriageEquality IS a reality! ????️????
— Bill Shorten (@billshortenmp) December 7, 2017
Done✅ photo: Lukas Coch/AAP pic.twitter.com/1MiVvmWYNB
— Linda Burney MP (@LindaBurneyMP) December 7, 2017
Love has won ????️????
— Adam Bandt (@AdamBandt) December 7, 2017
— Tanya Plibersek (@tanya_plibersek) December 7, 2017
Australia, will you marry me? So happy right now! Parliament too often gets it wrong, today, FINALLY, we are proud: love has won! ???????? #auspol
— Larissa Waters (@larissawaters) December 7, 2017
Today was a momentous day for the Parliament & Australia with the passage of the #marriageequality bill. Our country will be stronger for it. ????
— Josh Frydenberg (@JoshFrydenberg) December 7, 2017
— Richard Marles (@RichardMarlesMP) December 7, 2017
— Sarah Hanson-Young???????? (@sarahinthesen8) December 7, 2017
— Darren Chester MP (@DarrenChesterMP) December 7, 2017
What a historic day for Australia. So very pleased to help make same-sex marriage law! ????????
— Kelly O'Dwyer (@KellyODwyer) December 7, 2017
Business Insider Emails & Alerts
Site highlights each day to your inbox.