Celebrities react to Australia legalizing same-sex marriage

The Australian parliament finally just approved a bill for same-sex marriage .
MPs voted overwhelmingly in favor of The Marriage Amendment (Definition and Religious Freedoms) Bill 2017.
Only five MPs voted against the Bill.
It come about after a lengthy non-binding voluntary postal vote where Australians voted overwhelmingly in favor of marriage equality. 61.6% of Australians voted to change the law so same-sex couples can marry.
And now celebrities are throwing their voices into the mix and congratulating our favorite land down under.
Pop princess, Kylie Minogue

#Australia pic.twitter.com/7jvyLGieL2
— kylie minogue (@kylieminogue) December 7, 2017

Aussie Drag Race star, Courtney Act

You may now officially say “CONGRATULATIONS” to Australia on #MarriageEquaility ️‍
— Courtney Act (@courtneyact) December 7, 2017

Director, Dustin Lance-Black

Ain’t it great to start the morning with goosebumps? Congratulations #Australia ! #MarriageEquality https://t.co/LbxY2KheG9
— Dustin Lance Black (@DLanceBlack) December 7, 2017

Pop diva, Ricki-Lee Coulter

AUSTRALIA JUST LEGALIZED SAME-SEX MARRIAGE!!!!!!!! ️‍ ️‍ ️‍ #MarriageEquality pic.twitter.com/l9LAdCZbIC
— RICKI-LEE (@TheRickiLee) December 7, 2017

Animal rights activist, Bindi Irwin

Found a rainbow on my pillow and thought about how proud I am to be an Aussie today. Marriage equality has been passed by Australian parliament.
Welcome to the bright side of history, Australia!
❤️ pic.twitter.com/ba6ff7gADn
— Bindi Irwin (@BindiIrwin) December 7, 2017

Rugby league player, Casey Conway

Australia says yes! I finally have the same rights as my 4 brothers. I CAN GET MARRIED!
️‍ ❤️ ️‍ ❤️ ️‍ ❤️ #SSM2017
— Casey Conway (@caseyconway_) December 7, 2017

Olympic swimmer, Ian Thorpe

Thank you, Australia #yes
— Ian Thorpe (@IanThorpe) November 14, 2017

Music artist, Darren Hayes

Finally #EqualMarriage in Australia. To the people who supported us, thank you a million times over and over. To the politicians and homophobes who stood in the way, shame on you. #marriageequality
— Darren Hayes (@darrenhayes) December 7, 2017

Video game, The Sims

We see you Australia. #marriageequality #LoveWins pic.twitter.com/BIV9uaY5rz
— The Sims (@TheSims) December 7, 2017

What happens now?
Some laws come into effect as soon as the Governor-General signs the bill. Usually, this happens seven to 10 working days from parliament approves it.
But this bill in particular has a special provision. Commencement of the law will be on ‘a single day to be fixed by proclamation’ or 28 days after Royal Assent.
MPs join onlookers in song at the Australia Parliament today (Photo: @abcnews | Twitter)
This means the government must set a date, or it will just become law 28 days after the Governor-General signs it.
Same-sex couples will then have to give one month’s notice. So we’ll likely see same-sex weddings around mid-February in Australia.
WATCH: Public gallery of Australian Parliament breaks into song as marriage equality is passed

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