Ellen DeGeneres and Miley Cyrus lead global congrats on YES vote

Ellen DeGeneres and Miley Cyrus have led the international congratulations to Australia following the YES result of the marriage equality postal vote.

 

The 59-year-old talk show host, who is married to Aussie actress Portia De Rossi, took to Twitter to express how "proud" she was of Australia.

"It's a g'day," Ellen wrote. "Way to go Australia. #MarriageEquality".

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Ellen DeGeneres, here with Aussie wife Portia De Rossi, gushed about the marriage equality YES vote on Twitter. Source: Getty



Miley, 24, took to Twitter to say how she was "proud to be Australian by association".

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Miley Cyrus, here with Aussie beau Liam Hemsworth, said she was "proud to be Australian by association" following the YES vote. Source: Getty

The singer is currently engaged to Aussie actor, Liam Hemsworth.



Grammy Award-winning singer Sam Smith, who is currently dating 13 Reasons Why star Brandon Flynn, gushed about the Australian marriage equality result on social media in a series of tweets.

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Sam Smith (performing here in London) gushed about the Australian YES vote in a series of tweets. Source: Getty





Ricky Martin, Nick Jonas and Scrubs star Zach Braff also took to social media following the amazing news of the YES vote.

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Ricky Martin, Zach Braff and Nick Jonas also took to social media on the amazing news of the YES vote.





A-list Aussie celebs including Kylie Minogue, Dannii Minogue and Sia also expressed their joy over the result on Twitter.

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Aussie sisters Kylie and Dannii Minogue (here together in 2015) gushed about the vote on social media too. Source: Getty

"The Australian people have spoken loud and clear. #LoveIsLove," Sia wrote.

And Dannii expressed how she was proud to be a part of "a new Australia where #loveislove (sic)".





On Wednesday Head of the Australian Bureau of Statistics, David Kalisch, announced that 61.6 per cent of those who participated in the postal vote wanted to see the law change.

The Senate will be asked later today to support a move to introduce draft laws allowing same-sex marriage on Thursday.

The proposed bill will be debated in both houses of parliament but Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull remains confident the law can be passed before Christmas.

What a historic day for Australia. Love is love.

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