Ding dong, the pleb is dead.
Stephanie Marie Anderson

11 Oct 2016 - 11:53 AM  UPDATED 11 Oct 2016 - 11:53 AM

After months of speculation, Labor voted unanimously this morning to block the plebiscite, meaning the legislation is dead. #RIP

Labor votes to block same-sex marriage plebiscite
BREAKING: The Labor Party has decided to formally vote against the Turnbull government's same-sex marriage plebiscite, leaving a huge question mark over the prospect of marriage equality in Australia.

Labor leader Bill Shorten said that he hadn't "heard a good argument emerge in the 11th hour for the plebiscite", arguing that the $200 million vote would be a waste of taxpayers' money.

Here's how Twitter reacted to the news:

There were a lot of Wizard of Oz references:

Some ideas as to where we go from here:

A great Beastie Boys reference:

This pun:

A reference to Harambe (The gorilla who died):

A healthy dose of sarcasm:

And just a lot of celebratory tweets: