Yes vote celebrated by arts organisations

Arts leaders are calling upon the government to act in the wake of the Yes vote triumphing, while also acknowledging the divisive nature of the debate.

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After months of divisive and often painful public debate, today the Australian Bureau of Statistics announced that 61.6% of respondents to the national postal survey on the issue have voted yes to marriage equality.

A yes vote was also recorded in every Australian state and territory.

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Richard Watts is ArtsHub's National Performing Arts Editor; he also presents the weekly program SmartArts on Three Triple R FM, and serves as the Chair of La Mama Theatre's volunteer Committee of Management. Richard is a life member of the Melbourne Queer Film Festival, and was awarded the status of Melbourne Fringe Living Legend in 2017. In 2020 he was awarded the Sidney Myer Performing Arts Awards' Facilitator's Prize. Most recently, Richard was presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award by the Green Room Awards Association in June 2021. Follow him on Twitter: @richardthewatts