In photos: 'Love is love' as Yes crowds celebrate win

Wednesday, 15 November 2017, 07:54:03 AM. It's a rainbow explosion around Australia as the Yes supporters celebrate victory after 7.8 million people voted in favour of having same-sex marriage legalised.

It's a rainbow explosion around Australia as the Yes supporters celebrate victory after 7.8 million people voted in favour of having same-sex marriage legalised.

Perth couple Paul and Patrick Photo: Perth: Lathlain couple of more than 10 years, Paul Ainsbury (42) and Patrick Renner (32). Mr Ainsbury said today's result was "validation to finally feel like a first-class citizen like everyone else". (ABC News: James Carmody) seven people gather under an inflatable rainbow in Lismore Photo: Lismore, NSW: People gathered under a rainbow inflatable to celebrate the result on the north coast of the state. (ABC News: Donna Harper) A couple gets engaged at the Yes event at Price Alfred Park in Sydney. Photo: Sydney: After the Yes announcement James Brechney proposed to his partner Stuart Hensall at Prince Alfred Park. (ABC News: Riley Stuart) Melbourne couple George and Luke wear wedding dresses and kiss in the centre of melbourne Photo: Melbourne: Couple George and Luke hoped today would give them the same rights as everyone else to marry the person they love. (ABC News: Margaret Burin) Meredith wears a shirt saying Photo: Sydney: Meredith Knight was part of the historic Mardi Gras in Sydney in 1978. (ABC News: Riley Stuart) Two men. Photo: Perth: Tears of joy for Geoff Bishop and Neil Connery, a West Australian couple who have been together for more than 30 years. (ABC News: James Carmody) Two women wearing yes shirts sit with campaign material in Alfred Park Photo: Sydney: Yes campaign volunteers Charlotte Davison (L), from Brisbane and Rebecca Baart, from Sydney, put the finishing touches on their chalk mural at Prince Alfred Park in Surry Hills. (ABC News: Riley Stuart) Men sit with yes flags in Melbourne. Photo: Melbourne: "It's the end of the national embarrassment time has moved on and we need to move on," 50-year-old Alex Birch (L) said. "It'll determine if I'm just as much a part of society as everyone else," Gaz Frrokaj, 27, said. (ABC News: Margaret Burin) Ten volunteers stand near the equality map of Australia Photo: Sydney: Yes campaign volunteers were all smiles at in Prince Alfred Park. (ABC News: Riley Stuart) Hundreds gather at Alfred park in central Sydney Photo: Sydney: Yes supporters have gathered outside the Sydney headquarters ahead of the announcement. (ABC News: Mazoe Ford) Two puppies wear plastic floral leys at a sydney park Photo: Sydney: The dogs are showing their colours today ahead of the same-sex marriage survey result announcement. (ABC News: Johanna Nicholson) Australian Greens leader Richard Di Natale holds his arms in the air at a 'Yes' rally. Photo: Sydney: Australian Greens leader Richard Di Natale at a "Yes" rally ahead of today's same-sex marriage announcement. (ABC News: Jed Cooper) Couples celebrate in Brisbane Photo: Brisbane: A couple kiss wrapped in Rainbow flags at the Brisbane YES celebration. (ABC News: Pat Williams) Two men kiss under gold ballons spelling out Photo: Sydney: Love was in the air as supporters gathered at Alfred Park. (ABC News: Johanna Nicholson)

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