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Aodhán Ó Ríordáin Gay Marriage Republic of Ireland

Gay Marriage referendum passes

23 May, 2015

The people of The Republic of Ireland legalise same sex marriage in a nationwide referendum. Irish Minister for Equality, Ó Ríordáin:

Ireland is the first country in the world to introduce marriage equality by popular vote.

This change was supported by just over 62% of the population and is a significant win for LGBTQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer) groups on a global scale.