This is Senator Penny Wong as the Yes result was announced. One of the many champions of a very tough and personal campaign, Penny’s reaction is shared by millions of Australians today.
From The Equality Campaign Australia:
“Now, because of you, ours will be the last generation in which LGBTI relationships are not equal under the law. For the young person growing up in a small town, for the couple who have been together 40 years, and the person who’s been longing to propose: you belong here, your love is celebrated and honoured here, and never again will you be made to feel otherwise by our country’s laws.”
Today is a day I could not be more proud to be an Australian. The people have spoken, now over to you Canberra to get the job done.
Photo credit: ABC News