GALLERY: Sydney supporters unite in love

Thousands of Sydneysiders made their way to Prince Alfred Park in Surry Hills this morning for the same-sex marriage result announcement.

Many skipped work or took a day of leave to come together to learn of the historic result. They were excited and relieved to learn a majority in every state and territory in Australia voted YES for marriage equality. It is now up to the Federal Government to make same sex marriage legal. When legislation is passed Australia will be the 25th country to legalise same-sex marriage.

The crowd gets ready for the announcement.
Hundreds of rainbow flags were flying.
Love wins.
Cheers that Australians decided overwhelmingly in favour of same-sex marriage.
Rainbow attire was the order of the day.
Some were overcome with emotion after the announcement.
Couples embraced as the result was announced.
All love is real.
The crowd couldn’t contain its excitement.
A couple show off their engagement rings.
Together for 44 years and finally – soon – able to get married.
Crowds disperse to continue their own celebrations.
Australia votes YES!

– Photos by Samantha Besgrove