Australia says ‘yes’: Australians voted with a resounding yes to legalise same-sex marriages. Rainbow-colored smoke, confetti and cheers erupted in the center of Melbourne following the announcement, where hundreds of people had gathered to hear the result. The historic nationwide poll saw 61.6 per cent voting yes while 38.4 per cent voted no.Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull assured the citizens that this vote will soon be turned into a forceful law. “I say to all Australians, whatever your views on this issue may be, we must respect the voice of the people. We asked them for their opinion and they have given it to us. It is unequivocal, it is overwhelming,” he said.After the results came in, thousands of supporters celebrated the decision by waving rainbow flags in public gatherings across Australia.World over, people supported Australia’s decision to legalise same-sex marriages. Reactions poured in from across the world on social media.
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