US legalises gay marriage
Digital rainbow lights up after same-sex victory

Australians have taken to social media following a US Supreme Court decision that found the American constitution guaranteed a right to same-sex marriage.

Five against four judges ruled that gay and lesbian couples had a right to tie the knot.

It follows Ireland’s decision last month to legalise same-sex marriage.

Prime Minister Tony Abbott also earned his own hashtag in the wake of the decision. The Prime Minister has refused to buckle on his stance against same-sex marriage despite recent pressure to catch up with Ireland and now, the US.

The hashtag #TonyAbbottDoesNotSpeakForMe did the rounds on Twitter following the announcement.

Though not everyone was happy with the news out of Washington, with some Americans vowing to move to Australia where same-sex marriage is still illegal.