For many, Australia’s resounding ‘yes’ to marriage equality was not just about giving all Australians the same rights to marry the person they love, but also a signal that their relationships were finally being recognised and accepted for what they are. Committed, loving, and worthy of legal recognition.
Perhaps that’s why Labor Senator Penny Wong broke down in tears after it was announced 61.6 per cent of Australians returned a yes vote in the same-sex marriage postal survey, sending a clear signal to politicians they expect marriage equality by the end of 2017.
When asked how she felt, she said, “I’m relieved. Thank you, Australia.”
Because finally, her love story was being recognised.