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Ireland Gay Marriage Referendum

Is Same-Sex Marriage the Civil Rights Issue of This Generation?

Eamon Gilmore | Posted 05.29.2015 | Politics
Eamon Gilmore

The recent Irish referendum was a national act of inclusion and liberation for gay and lesbian people. But it was also a powerful statement to the rest of the world from a country, once considered to be among the most socially conservative.

After Ireland, The Pressure Is On Italy To Legalize Same-Sex Unions

The Huffington Post | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 05.30.2015 | World

Every week, we bring you one overlooked aspect of the stories that made news in recent days. You noticed the media forgot all about another story's ba...

U2's Bono Dedicates His Band's Classic Hit To Ireland's Gay Marriage Victory

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 05.26.2015 | Gay Voices

U2 celebrated Ireland's sweeping same-sex marriage victory over the weekend in a thrilling and profound way. At the band's May 23 concert in Phoeni...

Ireland Legalizes Gay Marriage In Historic Referendum

Reuters | By SHAWN POGATCHNIK | Posted 05.25.2015 | World

DUBLIN (AP) — Ireland's citizens have voted in a landslide to legalize gay marriage, electoral officials announced Saturday — a stunningly lopside...

Irish Polls Flooded With Yes Votes In Gay Marriage Vote

Reuters | Posted 05.22.2015 | Gay Voices

* Ireland would be first to adopt gay marriage by referendum * Polls indicate 'Yes' campaign win, turnout strong * http:...

Irish Bishop On Gay Marriage: Don't Vote No 'For Bigoted Reasons'

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 06.10.2015 | Religion

The people of Ireland made their way to the polls on Friday May 22 to vote on legalizing gay marriage, and one of the Catholic country's bishops had a...

Ireland Set To Make History With Gay Marriage Vote

AP | Posted 05.22.2015 | World

DUBLIN (AP) — Ireland's voters were deciding Friday whether to legalize gay marriage in this once-staunchly Catholic land in what the government's e...

Ireland Set For An Earthquake With Gay Marriage Vote

AP | By SHAWN POGATCHNIK | Posted 05.22.2015 | World

DUBLIN (AP) — Gays in Ireland often have faced a stark choice between leading secret lives or emigrating to more liberal lands. This week, the Irish...

Ex-Politician Comes Out In An Effort To Urge Marriage Equality In His Home Country

Reuters | Posted 04.15.2015 | Gay Voices

DUBLIN, Feb 13 (Reuters) - A former Irish government minister announced he was gay on Friday and appealed to older voters to support same-sex marria...

Ireland's Gay Marriage Referendum: Just a Little Further to Go?

Scott De Buitléir | Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Scott De Buitléir

Civil rights groups welcomed the Irish government's decision to call for a referendum on equal marriage for 2015. In another positive move, Taoiseach (Prime Minister) Enda Kenny finally came out -- so to speak -- in favor of gay marriage, ending his years of ambiguity on the issue.

Does Gay Marriage Have A Fighting Chance In This Country?

Agence France Presse | | Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices

Ireland will stage a referendum on same-sex marriage in 2015, officials said Tuesday, in a move already proving divisive in the historically Catholic ...