Rainbow celebrations as Australians vote for same-sex marriage

Rainbow celebrations as Australians vote for same-sex marriage

From Kylie Minogue and Sia, to Danni Minogue and Troye Sivan, we've rounded up a selection of the reactions below.

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, a moderate conservative who supported legalisation, called the "yes" vote an "overwhelming" endorsement of marriage equality.

"[Australians] have spoken in their millions and they have voted overwhelmingly yes for marriage equality", Turnbull said after the result was revealed.

Celebrities, some of whom are from Australia and some of whom aren't, had been encouraging Australians to vote yes, so they were excited about the outcome.

"I absolutely do not agree with Kevin Andrews that bakers should be able to discriminate against people whether it's on the basis of their religion - I found that an extraordinary proposition - or their sexual orientation or gender or race or the colour of their skin", Mr Turnbull said.

Senator Smith's bill will, under its own terms, be given precedence over all other legislation until it passes.

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A survey of federal politicians by the Australian Broadcasting Corporation published yesterday found that 72 per cent of the lower House of Representatives would support changes to marriage laws and in the Senate, 69 per cent would approve the changes.

'I look forward to the Yes campaign.to honour their commitment that there would be no negative consequences and to fight to keep the freedoms of Australian people.

Conservative MPs will attempt to negotiate various "religious protections" into the Smith bill, after Senator James Paterson dropped his plan to introduce a rival bill.

REUTERS/Melanie Burton Members of Sydney's gay community react as they celebrate after it was announced the majority of Australians support same-sex marriage in a national survey, paving the way for legislation to make the country the 26th nation to formalise the unions by the end of the year, at a pub located on Sydney's Oxford street, Australia, November 15, 2017.

"We promise our supporters that no matter the result, we will continue to work to defend Australian families", he said.

Some Coalition members also want specific laws to protect those with "traditional" views on marriage from discrimination and vilification laws.

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