Twitter reacts to Australia's Yes vote for same-sex marriage

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As Australia celebrates a Yes vote in favour of marriage equality, local and international celebrities are taking to Twitter to express their delight with the victory.

From Boy George and Richard Branson, to Ian Thorpe and Ellen DeGeneres and many more, there were messages of congratulations.

Even Apple’s Tim Cook sent a congratulatory tweet — although failed in his first attempt after posting it featuring the New Zealand flag.

See some of the Twitter reactions to Australia’s Yes vote below.

https://twitter.com/emmablackery/status/930591278341021696

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