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Ireland says Yes to marriage for gay and lesbian couples.

12 June 2015

Ireland becomes the first country in the world to introduce marraige equality by popular vote, with more than 1.2 million people voting in its favour. The result was confirmed on Saturday, May 23rd 2015. The Yes vote prevailed by 62 to 38 per cent with a large 60.5 per cent turnout. Here we've gathered some of the news stories to mark the historic occasion...

For more information on the campaign - visit www.yesyequality.ie 

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Ireland becomes first country to approve same-sex marriage by popular vote

Yes vote confirmed at 62% against 38% for No side with a turnout of more than 60%
http://www.irishtimes.com/news/politics/ireland-becomes-first-country-to-approve-same-sex-marriage-by-popular-vote-1.2223646

Gay marriage Yes vote shows how much Republic of Ireland has changed

Republic of Ireland's vote in favour of legalising same-sex marriage caps an extraordinary week for the country.
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-32858142

Ireland overwhelmingly says Yes

Following a historic referendum, Ireland has become the first country in the world to legalise same-sex marriage by popular vote.
http://www.independent.ie/irish-news/referendum/ireland-overwhelmingly-says-yes-31246520.html

In the blink of an eye, a historic shift has taken place

Just 30 years ago, Supreme Court said homosexuality was ‘harmful’ and ‘wrong’
http://www.irishtimes.com/news/politics/in-the-blink-of-an-eye-a-historic-shift-has-taken-place-1.2224182

Ireland says 'yes' to gay marriage - reaction

Top Irish politicians and celebrities are among those celebrating after the country voted resoundingly in favour of legalising same-sex marriages.
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-32860527

Irish Times - Full Coverage of Marriage Referendum

Full coverage from the Irish Times
http://www.irishtimes.com/news/politics/marriage-referendum

The Guardian - Ireland becomes first country to legalise same-sex marriage by popular vote

With all of the results in, Ireland has voted a historic yes in its gay marriage referendum
http://www.theguardian.com/global/live/2015/may/23/counting-underway-for-irelands-referendum-on-marriage-equality

Tears and celebrations likely to follow as Ireland says Yes

Young were given something they could believe in – campaign for and vote for
http://www.irishtimes.com/news/politics/tears-and-celebrations-likely-to-follow-as-ireland-says-yes-1.2223672

Ireland Gives Resounding 62.1 Percent 'Yes' to Gay Marriage

Irish voters have resoundingly backed amending the constitution to legalize gay marriage
http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2015/05/23/world/europe/ap-eu-ireland-gay-marriage.html?_r=0