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‘Thank you Australia’: Brisbane celebrates yes win

HUNDREDS gathered at an Equality rally in Brisbane have erupted in cheers and tears as the Yes result was announced.

"Thank you Australia" one man yelled from the crowd as the decision was read.

"We want marriage equality and we want it now," one campaigner said from the stage to raucous cheers from the crowd.

People are in tears, hugging their loved ones, overwhelmed with the result.

More than 60 per cent of Queenslanders voted Yes.

In a comparison of all local electorates, the majority supported the Yes campaign, with the biggest yes vote margins in Brisbane (79.5%), Griffith (76.6%) and Ryan (72.7%), while the majority support the No votes in Groom (50.8%), Kennedy (53.3%) and Maranoa (56.1%).

Rainbow banners with the word 'Yes' were held up by those who gathered to watch the result come in.

Before the announcement, many in the crowd said they were excited but "very nervous" about the result.

Cora Pagendam-Turner was there to support her LGBT friends and family.

"It's such an important day and hopefully the announcement will be something that we can all celebrate together, she said.

"It's a big day."

Topics:  equality rally same-sex marriage ssm



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