Skip Nav

Same Sex Marriage Results Live Blog

Live Updates: Same Sex Marriage Results

9:55 a.m. We're waiting, palms sweating. The same-sex marriage results are about to go live and we are praying for a Yes from Australia.

10:00 a.m. Australian statistician David Kalisch is in Belconnen, Canberra, and he's about to report the results.

10:02 a.m. David is talking about the survey, how it was carried out and assures that Australians can have faith in the accuracy of the vote.

10:03 a.m. He confirms the number of voters. 12,727,920 people voted — 79 percent of the vote. Older voters were more vocal than young ones, "but not markedly so." Shoutout to the lovely lady relaying the news for our hearing-impaired Aussies.

10:04 a.m. It's a YES! Every state and territory had a majority Yes vote. Here are the numbers per region:

Australia: 61.6 percent.

NSW: 57.8 percent

ACT: 74 percent

QLD: 60.7 percent

WA: 63.7 percent

SA: 62.5 percent

NT: 60.6 percent

VIC: 64.9 percent

Here's the breakdown of how many voted Yes, and how many voted No.

10:15 a.m. Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has spoken to the country about the result. You can watch his speech here.

10:20 a.m. It's not just Australians celebrating! US star Ellen DeGeneres has shared her happiness with her 74 million fans on Twitter, writing, "I'm proud of you, Australia."

More from POPSUGAR
From Our Partners
David Burtka Quotes on Bringing Kids to Pride Parade
Dads Adopt 6 Siblings in Foster Care
Matty J Laura Byrne Baby
Chris Dawson Pleads Not Guilty to Lynette Dawson Murder
Taylor Swift Stonewall Inn Performance Video June 2019
LGBTQ+ Movies and Documentaries on Netflix
Nike's BETRUE Sneakers
Drag King Interview
Jazz Jennings Beauty Interview 2019
LGBTQ+ Pride Nail Art Ideas
Rickey Thompson Instagram Interview June 2019
Taylor Swift iHeart Radio Wango Tango 2019 Performance Video
Latest News
All the Latest From Ryan Reynolds