‘Yes’ brings joy to Nowra

FRIENDS embraced and cheered at a Nowra cafe when they discovered a majority of Australians voted yes in the same sex marriage survey on Wednesday morning.

The historic moment, when it was announced 61.6 per cent of people voted yes, was a relief to those gathered at the Tea Club.

Soon after, it was revealed 62 per cent of the Gilmore electorate voted yes.

Cheryl Broadhurst, another local there to celebrate the result, said the debate had become ridiculous.

“I don’t want to marry a pig, or a horse or anything like that,” she said.

“But it’s a human being marrying a human being that’s all it is.

“My mum is 84, she says, ‘go for it,’ and she’s getting all of her friends to support it.”

Gilmore MP Ann Sudmalis has confirmed her commitment, that she will carry through the wishes of her electorate to the floor of parliament.

“I have committed to this for some months, whatever the Gilmore vote was, I would respond accordingly,” she said.

“It’s resounding a yes vote, and I will take that vote through to the house.”