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Australia reacts to the same-sex marriage survey results

Australia reacts to the same-sex marriage survey results

It's a rainbow explosion around Australia as the Yes supporters celebrate victory after 7.8 million people voted in favour of having same-sex marriage legalised.

People wave flag and throw coloured paint at a celebration in Melbourne
Celebrations following the Yes vote in Melbourne.

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In a large crowd, two men prepare to hug after hearing the result of the postal survey
Brisbane: Two men celebrate the same-sex marriage postal survey results at a gathering in the CBD.

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Amalie O'Hara holds a rainbow balloon above her head at the yes event in Melbourne
Amalie O'Hara attended a Yes event near Melbourne Central to watch the televised announcement.

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George Papagiannopoulos and Luke Meehan don huge smiles after the announcement in central Melbourne
George Papagiannopoulos and Luke Meehan celebrate in Melbourne.

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Two women in rainbow outfits.
Melbourne: Abby Park and Erin Haslam celebrate the Yes victory.

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A girl screams for joy and people cry at a gathering in the centre of perth
The crowd gathered in Perth let out a huge roar after the announcement.

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Shalini Schultz and Devon Indig hug wearing rainbow wigs and tutus with orange sunglasses.
Shalini Schultz and Devon Indig say they will remember today as the day "Australia said Yes to our love".

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Two men kiss under gold ballons spelling out "LOVE"
Sydney: Love was in the air as supporters gathered at Alfred Park.

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seven people gather under an inflatable rainbow in Lismore
Lismore, NSW: People gathered under a rainbow inflatable to celebrate the result on the north coast of the state.

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People yell and cheer in Lismore
Lismore, NSW: Celebrations are well and truly underway among the Yes supporters in northern NSW.

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Perth couple Paul and Patrick
Perth: Lathlain couple of more than 10 years, Paul Ainsbury (42) and Patrick Renner (32). Mr Ainsbury said today's result was "validation to finally feel like a first-class citizen like everyone else".

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A family.
Darwin: Kirsty Hunt, 42, Saige, 6, and Amber Sayers, 48, celebrate the Yes result in our northern-most capital

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Two puppies wear plastic floral leys at a sydney park
Sydney: The dogs are showing their colours today ahead of the same-sex marriage survey result announcement.

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Two ladies.
Darwin: Trudy Hopkin (L) said nothing would change except "we've been offered some respect", Jia Collinson said she was "ecstatic, but emotional".

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Meredith wears a shirt saying "proud to be a 78er" and holds a love is love sign.
Sydney: Meredith Knight was part of the historic Mardi Gras in Sydney in 1978.

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A couple gets engaged at the Yes event at Price Alfred Park in Sydney.
Sydney: After the Yes announcement James Brechney proposed to his partner Stuart Hensall at Prince Alfred Park.

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Two men.
Perth: Tears of joy for Geoff Bishop and Neil Connery, a West Australian couple who have been together for more than 30 years.

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Two women wearing yes shirts sit with campaign material in Alfred Park
Sydney: Yes campaign volunteers Charlotte Davison (L), from Brisbane and Rebecca Baart, from Sydney, put the finishing touches on their chalk mural at Prince Alfred Park in Surry Hills.

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Melbourne couple George and Luke wear wedding dresses and kiss in the centre of melbourne
Melbourne: Couple George and Luke hoped today would give them the same rights as everyone else to marry the person they love.

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Men sit with yes flags in Melbourne.
Melbourne: "It's the end of the national embarrassment. Time has moved on and we need to move on," 50-year-old Alex Birch (L) said. "It'll determine if I'm just as much a part of society as everyone else," Gaz Frrokaj, 27, said.

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Ten volunteers stand near the equality map of Australia
Sydney: Yes campaign volunteers were all smiles at in Prince Alfred Park.

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Australian Greens leader Richard Di Natale holds his arms in the air at a 'Yes' rally.
Sydney: Australian Greens leader Richard Di Natale at a "Yes" rally ahead of the same-sex marriage announcement.

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Three millennials look thrilled as red confetti flies in the sky in Melbourne.
There were thrilled smiles at a Yes event in Melbourne.

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Kerrie Taylor, Caitlin Grigsby, Joanne Sanders, Meagan McMillan look pleased in Melbourne
Kerrie Taylor, Caitlin Grigsby, Joanne Sanders, Meagan McMillan celebrate in Melbourne.

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A pair of rainbow sneakers.
This person showed their support for the Yes campaign with the help of Rainbow sneakers.

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Friends Paul Keith and Kevin Roadknight applaud the decision in Melbourne.
Friends Paul Keith and Kevin Roadknight applaud the decision at an event in Melbourne.

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A man with a painted face in Melbourne yells as the official announcement is made.
A Yes supporter screams for joy as the survey result is delivered.

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Indigenous supporters of the Yes vote are covered in coloured powder as they wear rainbow coloured attire at a gathering
Indigenous supporters of the Yes vote celebrate the result in Melbourne.

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People hug and applaud as the sky fills with confetti and coloured powder
Yes supporters hug and applaud in Melbourne.

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