🏳️🌈🏳️🌈🏳️🌈🏳️🌈 LOVE JUST WON IN AUSTRALIA AND I’M SO PROUD AND EMOTIONAL AND WISH I WAS HOME 🏳️🌈🏳️🌈🏳️🌈🏳️🌈
— troye sivan (@troyesivan) November 15, 2017
It is 2018, and love has finally won down under. Australia passed their law on same-sex marriage. Couples of any sexual orientation can now, officially, be legally bound together.
Same-sex couples being able to be legally married in Australia has come some time after other well-developed countries decided to make the change. United Kingdom passed their law for homosexual marriage in 2013, with it coming into force on the 13th of March 2014. In June 2016, United States partook in a supreme ruling that same-sex marriage would be legal in all 50 states. USA changing their marriage laws so drastically was huge for everybody in the LGBT+ community.
In the United States, it was ruled in a supreme court that same-sex marriage would be legalised in every state. Unfortunately, Texas are practicing their right to refuse the right for homosexual couples to be married. Alabama are refusing to issue marriage licenses at all.
— Shannon Beveridge (@nowthisisliving) June 30, 2017
Youtube star, Shannon Beveridge took to twitter to express her emotions on Texas’s new ruling. ‘My heart hurts’ she claims regarding the inability for two women or two men to be legally married. Beveridge went to university (college for you American’s) in Texas so will struggle to come to terms with a place she grew up in not accepting her love.
All any same-sex couple or LGBT individual wants is equality. LGBT people simply want the right to have the same rights as any heterosexual couple. Homosexuals and LGBT+ community individuals simply want to love and be loved without being different from every other couple in their country.
Australia Same-Sex Marriage
The latter part of 2017 was life-changing for many Australians. Hundreds of thousands of citizens in the ginormous country were previously denied the right to legally marry their true love. True happiness was legally denied for these people, who could not legally claim that they were in a partnership. When marriage laws were not there, it was difficult or impossible to achieve the same rights as married couples received.
Australia took part in a country-wide vote. It resulted in 61.6% of Australians voting to allow same-sex couples to get married, just as the Senate took up a bill that would make that law.
The New York Times reports 12.7 million Australians took part in the poll, which equates to about 79.5% of the voting age population. Around 80% of Australians voted to have their say in the matter of whether all love should be legal. Although this seemed like an obvious choice to the majority of people, almost 40% of the Australian population remain to vote against same-sex marriage.
Not only LGBT celebrities, but simply LGBT advocating celebrities took to Twitter to express their joy. Australia passing the law for same-sex marriage sparked ginormous celebrations on social media.
We compiled a few of the best celebrity reactions on Twitter so you don’t have to!
Yes!!!!! Congrats Australia! Every step taken is one closer to World Peace! Love love love you! Proud to be Australian by association lol ❤️❤️❤️ pic.twitter.com/1zO5kSjMS7
— Miley Ray Cyrus (@MileyCyrus) November 14, 2017
Miley Cyrus is famously dating her co-star in ‘The Last Song’ Liam Hemsworth. Prior to their rekindling, Cyrus has had relationships with both men and women. Stella Maxwell, a Victoria Secret Angel, dated Miley for over a year. This was heavily publicised due to the public shock. Miley is bisexual and a huge LGBT advocate as she is constantly campaigning and raising awareness of LGBT matters. Thank you, Miley!
Seeing my feed full of rainbows leaves me breathless. So happy. Everyone tweet rainbows until your thumbs hurt!!!!!!! 🏳️🌈🌈🏳️🌈🌈🏳️🌈 pic.twitter.com/WQohc0sqXL
— Sam Smith (@samsmithworld) November 15, 2017
I WISH I WAS THERE CELEBRATING WITH YOU ALL 😭🌈
— Sam Smith (@samsmithworld) November 14, 2017
Our very own English rose Sam Smith took to Twitter to exclaim his sheer joy at the new laws. Smith demanded that all of his followers join him in celebration to mark this historic moment.
A survey was conducted in 2017 to discover that the same-sex marriage announcement is seen as Australia’s most historic event! Shortly after the same-sex marriage announcement, ‘The Life in Australia Historic Events Survey’ was conducted. The 9/11 terrorist attacks in 2001 was placed second, behind the same-sex marriage law announcement within the survey findings.
I just really do need to visit Australia now. They vote for love. Bravo! #progress
— Neil Patrick Harris (@ActuallyNPH) November 15, 2017
A celebrity of whom we have already discussed, Neil Patrick Harris, joined in on Twitter to share his delight. In a simple tweet, Harris expressed his mindset change on visiting Australia. Harris and Burtka’s marriage will now be valid in Australia when they visit.
‘The vote for love’ is a beautiful way of looking at the same-sex marriage vote in Australia. The people of Australia have decided to allow love to be more important than politics, opinion and religion.
Celebrity LGBT Advocates
— kylie minogue (@kylieminogue) November 14, 2017
Kylie Minogue is famous for being a superstar to homosexual males. Minogue’s performances and music radiate excitement and have been a hit with the LGBT community for over a decade.
— Lady Gaga (@ladygaga) November 15, 2017
Contemporary pop icon Lady Gaga uses capitals to express her excitement at the same-sex law passing in Australia. American singer, Lady Gaga, has been an advocate for LGBT rights ever since the start of her successful career. ‘Born this way’ was a hit song by Gaga released to encourage everybody from any background to be proud of who they are.
AUSTRALIA 🇦🇺 VOTED ❤️ YES 🏳️🌈 LOVE 💕 WINS ✨
— DUA LIPA (@DUALIPA) November 14, 2017
Dua Lipa is a British pop artist who has become extremely popular in contemporary music. Dua is a heterosexual female, however she expresses her delight for her friends and family that can now be legally wed. Troye Sivan and Dua Lipa have become extremely close friends through the music industry. The pair are nominated together for Music Artist of the Year at the fast approaching Brit LGBT awards.
— DUA LIPA (@DUALIPA) February 8, 2018
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