Australia Said Yes

It seems fitting that, as we rehearse for the Down Under production of Priscilla Queen of the Desert (a musical that touches on acceptance in the LGBTQ community), Australia votes ‘yes’ to same-sex marriage.

Rainbow-coloured smoke, confetti and cheers erupted in the center of Melbourne following the announcement, where hundreds of people had gathered to hear the result.

More than 12.7 million people across the country, or 79.5% of the population, took part in the survey with every state and territory returning a majority “yes.”

Australia now looks likely to become the 25th country in the world to introduce marriage for same-sex couples.