“With today’s vote, we have disclosed who we are: a generous, compassionate, bold and joyful people.” — Ireland Prime Minister Enda Kenny, quoted by the Washington Post, after Irish voters legalized same-sex marriage.
DUBLIN (Reuters) - The people of Ireland backed same-sex marriage by a landslide in a referendum that marked a dramatic social shift in a traditionally Catholic country that only decriminalized homosexuality two decades ago.
The participation by voters was the largest in the history of the Irish republic. The yes side got 62 percent.
Colin Farrell is proud to be Irish on this historic day! Months after writing an emotional letter in support of marriage equality, the True Detective star is praising his homeland for legalizing same-sex marriage by a popular vote! Early news outlet reports show that most of Ireland's three million voters said "yes" to marriage equality! The 38-year-old [...]
"To the very end, opponents of same-sex marriage in Ireland held out hope. Yesterday they were reporting high numbers of immigrant Africans and Muslims standing in line at polling stations and hoped they would balance out the hordes of young people who were expected to make Ireland the first country in the world to vote for same-sex marriage. Show More Summary
The killing of a gay man that produced a movement also led to a distinction for Ireland: It is the only country to legalize same-sex marriage by popular vote.
“This is the first time I’ve felt like an equal citizen"
In a historic referendum, Ireland has become the first country in the world to legalize same-sex marriage by popular vote. Of the nearly 2 million votes cast yesterday, 62% elected to amend the country's constitution to provide full marriage rights to same-sex couples, a startling margin in the mostly Catholic country,... More »
Today, Ireland became the first country in the world to vote to legalize same-sex marriage, and predictably, right wingers all over America are completely losing their shit. The funniest reaction I've seen so far is at Breitbart "News:" Landslide Win for Same-Sex Marriage in Ireland. To the very end, opponents of...
Ireland held a historic referendum on same-sex marriage on Saturday, with a resounding majority of voters backing legalization. The result makes Ireland the first country in the world to adopt gay marriage through popular vote. Around...Show More Summary
Around 9 am Saturday morning, Ireland started to count votes for its historic referendum on same-sex marriage. While most polls conducted in the past few weeks looked favorable for gay marriage advocates (about 78% of polled voters supported legalization), tensions were high and the outcome, uncertain. Show More Summary
Ireland has just become the first country to approve same-sex marriages after over 60% percent of the citizens voted YES! After the news, many celebs – Olivia Wilde, Sam Smith, Jessica Chastain, and Tom Daley- all took to Twitter to share their joy over the big decision. “I think this is a moment that rebrands [...]
The vote in Ireland to legalize same-sex marriage is a historic and momentous occasion. But even though they’ve just become the first country to legalize marriage equality through a popular vote, they still couldn’t help but inject a healthy dose of Irish wit into proceedings. Show More Summary
Today's another one for the history books. In a popular vote of 62% in favor and 38% opposed, Ireland has become the first country in the world to legalize same-sex marriage as a nation.
The vote in Ireland to legalise same-sex marriage is a historic and momentous occasion. But even though they’ve just become one of only nineteen countries to pass such a vote they still couldn’t help but inject a healthy dose of Irish wit into proceedings. Show More Summary
The heavily Catholic nation of Ireland has become the first country in the world to recognize same-sex marriage through a popular vote.
Ireland has become the first country in the world to approve same-sex marriage by national vote. On Friday, the Irish community voted with a resounding “Yes” to the legalization of gay marriage, with early vote counts showing major support for the measure. Show More Summary
Ireland has become the first nation to approve same-sex marriage by a popular vote, sweeping aside opposition from the Roman Catholic Church in a resounding victory for the gay rights movement.
Ireland has officially passed the same-sex marriage referendum with 1.2 million people voting in its favor. The result was confirmed just before 7 p.m., with the Yes vote prevailing 62 to 38 per cent with 60.5 per cent turnout. "We're the first country in the world to enshrine marriage equality in our constitution and do so by popular mandate. Show More Summary
Ireland has voted to legalize same-sex marriages following a vote held Saturday. Early estimates showed that over 60 percent of the Irish electorate voted "Yes" in support of a referendum that would allow for same-sex marriages in their constitution, and a final tally of all constituencies confirmed the result, RTE News reports. Ireland...