LGBTIQ community celebrates ‘yes’ vote

LA TROBE University Mildura rainbow officer Jemma Jo Johnson was “emotional and happy” when the 61.6 per cent “yes” result was revealed in the same-sex postal survey yesterday.

Ms Johnson was embraced by her partner of six years, Ali Lush and surrounded by students and faculty, who were watching a live feed of the results during a Mildura Student Association marriage equality breakfast at the campus yesterday.

The silence that filled the room moments before was broken by collective applause and even some tears when the “yes” majority vote was announced.

Members of the LGBTIQ community and same-sex marriage supporters celebrate as the majority yes vote is announced and (inset) Jemma Jo Johnson and Ali Lush embrace as the result of the postal survey sinks in. Picture: Carmel Zaccone

Members of the LGBTIQ community and same-sex marriage supporters celebrate as the majority yes vote is announced and (inset) Jemma Jo Johnson and Ali Lush embrace as the result of the postal survey sinks in. Picture: Carmel Zaccone

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