Senator Penny Wong’s tears of joy following the announcement of the same-sex marriage postal survey result has gone viral.
The Australian Bureau of Statistics announced on Wednesday 61.6% of Australians had voted to allow same-sex couples to wed.
TV cameras were watching a group of senators in a committee room at Parliament House in Canberra as they watched the result delivered.
And when the “yes” result was finally read out, the gay Labor Senator put her head in her hands and started to cry with joy.
She later tweeted: “To all Australians thank you for standing up for fairness and equality. To my colleagues and all those who fought for this great outcome, thank you.”
Watch the tearjerking moment below:
— SBS News (@SBSNews) November 15, 2017
Seeing Penny Wong reaction makes me so proud I voted YES
— Miss Khamis (@miss_khamis) November 15, 2017
— Scott Dawkins (@dawkins_scott) November 15, 2017
Penny Wong please stop making me cry in court ???????????? https://t.co/bfIAer2cSk
— Nicole ?????? (@colefouz) November 15, 2017
This is Penny Wong today. I can totally relate. pic.twitter.com/ZIjdngMZLO
— msjorgensen (@JorgensenMs) November 15, 2017
We love you, Penny Wong! We're with you. ????????????
— Mopshell (@Mopshell) November 15, 2017