Miley Cyrus, Sam Smith, Ellen DeGeneres and More React to Australia's Same-Sex Marriage Vote


Miley Cyrus, Sam Smith, Ellen DeGeneres and More React to Australia's Same-Sex Marriage Vote


Malcolm Turnbull, the Prime Minister of Australia, said in a Twitter video on Tuesday that 61.6 percent of people who responded to the voluntary survey voted in favor of same-sex marriage.
Following a two-month national survey, Australia announced on Tuesday, November 14 that majority of the population voted in favor of legalizing same-sex marriage in the country. Malcolm Turnbull, the Prime Minister of Australia, said in a video posted on Twitter that 61.6 percent of people who responded to the voluntary survey voted in favor of same-sex marriage.

Turnbull said in the video, "The Australian people have had their say, and they have voted overwhelmingly yes for marriage equality," adding, "Now, it's our job as the Australian Parliament, all of us here to get on with it and get this done before Christmas."



After learning the results, a slew of celebs took to Twitter to celebrate. Miley Cyrus wrote on her account, "Yes!!!! Congrats Australia! Every step taken is one closer to World Peace! Love love love you! Proud to be Australian by association lol." Ellen DeGeneres, whose wife is Australian actress Portia de Rossi, tweeted, "It's a g'day. Way to go Australia. #MarriageEquality."





"YES YES YES YES YES AUSTRALIA - YES!!!!!!!" Sam Smith, who is romantically rumored with actor Brandon Flynn, rejoiced, before adding that he wished he was there "celebrating with you all." Nick Jonas also expressed his excitement of the results, writing, "Yes Australia!"







Similarly, Ricky Martin tweeted, "Today is a great day for human rights. #Australia says YES to marriage equality. BRAVO! This makes me so happy. James Corden praised the Land Down Under, writing, "Good work Australia! Good work indeed x," while Adam Lambert wrote, "Wooohoooo marriage equality in Australia!"







Singer Sia Furler was also among celebrities celebrating the history-making decision. Taking to the micro-blogging site, the "Chandelier" hitmaker said, "the Australian people have spoken loud and clear. #LoveIsLove." Similary, Josh Gad added, "So honored to be in your beautiful country #Australia as you take this historic step. Congratulations!!!!"






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