Celebrities and politicians worldwide are celebrating with Australians after the country’s parliament passed legislation to legalize same-sex marriage nationwide with overwhelming support from all political parties.
Earlier this year Australians voted in a postal survey about whether or not Parliament should give same-sex couple equal rights. Almost 62% voted in favor of marriage equality.
Australia is now the 25th country to legalize same-sex marriages.
Here is a sampling of some of our favorites. See some we missed? Leave links in the comments so we can add them.
Billie Jean King – Tennis champion
— Billie Jean King (@BillieJeanKing) December 7, 2017
Kylie Minogue – Pop royalty
Dustin Lance Black – Writer and director
— Dustin Lance Black (@DLanceBlack) December 7, 2017
Benjamin Norris – Big Brother winner and TV presenter
— Benjamin Norris (@BenjaminJNorris) December 7, 2017
Ian Thorpe – Olympic athlete
Jay Weatherill – Premier of South Australia
— Jay Weatherill (@JayWeatherill) December 7, 2017
The Sims computer game
— The Sims (@TheSims) December 7, 2017
Courtney Act – Drag queen
You may now officially say “CONGRATULATIONS” to Australia on #MarriageEquaility 🏳️🌈🇦🇺
— Courtney Act (@courtneyact) December 7, 2017
Bradlee – X Factor and American Idol contestant
Australia i could kiss you 🌈🌈
Moving there to find a cute boy 🏳️🌈🏳️🌈
send inquires ;) #LoveWins
— Bradlee (@OfficialBradlee) December 7, 2017
Stephen Jeffery – News producer
— Stephen Jeffery (@stephenejeffery) December 7, 2017
Shane Bitney Crone – Activist and writer
Love wins again! This is a history-making victory for not only Australian citizens, but all people across the globe who believe in and fight for LGBTQ rights. Congratulations to all of the brave people who tirelessly worked to make the win a reality! #LoveWins #EqualLove 🏳️🌈 https://t.co/4UKwlhGQKL
— Shane Bitney Crone (@ShaneBitney) December 7, 2017
Australian Labor Party
— Australian Labor (@AustralianLabor) December 7, 2017