Australia votes YES in the Same-Sex Marriage survey, creates history

The citizens of Australia overwhelmingly voted in favor of same-gender marriage and thus created history.

Same-Sex Marriage Australia votes YES in the Same-Sex Marriage survey, creates history Source : Press

Amidst a nerve-wracking silence, emerged resounding cheers from a crowd of thousands who were gathered in Sydney's Prince Alfred Park as they heard the message they had wished upon for years together: "yes" had finally won.

The Australian Bureau of Statistics announced early morning that about 7.8 million Australians that is 61.6% of the Australian population who are eligible for voting, have voted in support of legalizing same-sex marriage in Australia. As against 4.8 million, that is 38.4% people who voted "no".

12.7 million people who constitute about 79.5% of the population, have participated in the voting from all the states and territories of Australia.

After the result, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said, "Now it is up to us, here in the Parliament of Australia to get on with it, to get on with the job the Australian people have tasked us to do, and get this done. This year. Before Christmas." A bill is soon to be introduced in the Parliament.

Prior to the survey, there was much mockery of the teens on whether they would know the usage of mailboxes but according to reports, the teens had a higher participation rate than any other age bracket under 45.

Bill Shorten, the Opposition leader, thanked the LGBTQ community and declared that it was a "fabulous day" to be an Australian as they have accepted marriage equality.

He said, "You shouldn't have had to put up with this survey but you embraced it. I feel for young people who have had their relationships questioned in a way in which I wouldn't have thought we would have seen ever again. Unconditional love always has the last word."