'Thank you, Australia': Ian Thorpe and Sia among celebrities hailing marriage verdict

Celebrities from Australia and beyond welcome results of postal survey

Australia’s same-sex marriage postal survey – follow all the news and reaction

Celebrities, politicians and executives in Australia and around the world have expressed their delight at the country’s historic same-sex marriage vote.

The result, announced by the Australian Bureau of Statistics on Wednesday, revealed that 7,817,247 people voted in favour of same-sex marriage and 4,873,987 voted against on a turnout of 79.5%. Film, TV and music stars rushed to social media to express their excitement on the historic decision.

Australian singer-songwriter Sia tweeted almost instantly upon hearing the results.

the Australian people have spoken loud and clear. #LoveIsLove 🏳️‍🌈🏳️‍🌈🏳️‍🌈 pic.twitter.com/FMQ1tDc9yY

— sia (@Sia) November 14, 2017

Olympian and marriage equality advocate Ian Thorpe was also proud to see that Australians have voted to legalise same-sex marriage. Thorpe spoke at Sydney’s Prince Alfred Park where more than 1,500 people eagerly awaited the live broadcast of the results.

Thank you, Australia #yes

— Ian Thorpe (@IanThorpe) November 14, 2017

Ellen DeGeneres, who married Australian actor Portia de Rossi in 2008, tweeted: “It’s a g’day. Way to go Australia.”

It’s a g’day. Way to go Australia. #MarriageEquality pic.twitter.com/0tdnBHPAW1

— Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) November 14, 2017

Kylie Minogue gave her verdict too.

#Australia ... 🙌🏻 #MarriageEquality 💗 Love is love, always was love, always will be love.

— kylie minogue (@kylieminogue) November 14, 2017

International celebrities Stephen Fry, Boy George and Miley Cyrus also weighed in. Cyrus has been dating Australian actor Liam Hemsworth on and off for nearly a decade. The former British prime minister David Cameron also welcomed the vote, as did Apple’s chief executive, Tim Cook.

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

Congratulations Australia! Another important step toward equality for all. 🇦🇺 #MarriageEquality

— Tim Cook (@tim_cook) November 15, 2017

YES AUSTRALIA! WELL DONE #SSM!

— Boy George (@BoyGeorge) November 14, 2017

Congratulations Australia! Now everyone can marry the person they love. https://t.co/L0juUvs3ZP pic.twitter.com/AGztVydC8U

— John Barrowman MBE (@JohnBarrowman) November 14, 2017

Whoop! Congratulations, #Australia! https://t.co/wiIKYw9qDD

— Stephen Fry (@stephenfry) November 14, 2017

I’m incredibly proud of legalising Same Sex Marriage in the UK & delighted that other countries are looking to do the same. G’day Australia! https://t.co/Beg9poCc1T

— David Cameron (@David_Cameron) November 15, 2017

Love wins in Australia! Thrilled to hear Australians have voted in favour of legalizing same-sex marriage. #MarriageEquality

— Justin Trudeau (@JustinTrudeau) November 15, 2017

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