Celebrities are overjoyed that Australia just passed marriage equality

Celebrities are overjoyed that Australia just passed marriage equality
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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. AlmostΒ 62% voted in favor of marriage equality.

AustraliaΒ 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

Kylie Minogue – Pop royalty

Dustin Lance Black – Writer and director

Benjamin Norris – Big Brother winner and TV presenter

Ian Thorpe – Olympic athlete

Jay Weatherill – Premier of South Australia

The Sims computer game

Courtney Act – Drag queen

Bradlee – X Factor and American Idol contestant

Stephen Jeffery – News producer

Shane Bitney Crone – Activist and writer

Australian Labor Party

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Watch what happened in the galleries after Australia’s parliament passed marriage equality

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