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.
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."
The people of Australia have spoken and I intend to make their wish the law of the land by Christmas. This is an overwhelming call for marriage equality. pic.twitter.com/PWZbH5H71r— Malcolm Turnbull (@TurnbullMalcolm) November 14, 2017
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!!!!! Congrats Australia! Every step taken is one closer to World Peace! Love love love you! Proud to be Australian by association lol ❤️❤️❤️ pic.twitter.com/1zO5kSjMS7— Miley Ray Cyrus (@MileyCyrus) November 14, 2017
"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!"
YES YES YES YES YES AUSTRALIA - YES!!!!!!! 😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭🌈🌈🌈🌈🌈🌈🌈🌈🌈🌈🌈— Sam Smith (@samsmithworld) November 14, 2017
I WISH I WAS THERE CELEBRATING WITH YOU ALL 😭🌈— Sam Smith (@samsmithworld) November 14, 2017
Yes Australia! 🏳️🌈— Nick Jonas (@nickjonas) November 14, 2017
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!"
Good work Australia! Good work indeed x— James Corden (@JKCorden) November 14, 2017
Wooohoooo marriage equality in Australia ! 🌈 pic.twitter.com/JRTt9qFpvE— ADAM LAMBERT (@adamlambert) November 15, 2017
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!!!!"