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Akbar Shahid Ahmed

Other Countries On U.S. Marriage Equality: Been There, Done That

HuffingtonPost.com | Akbar Shahid Ahmed | Posted 06.27.2015 | World

TORONTO -- The U.S. took a giant step toward full equality for its LGBT citizens Friday when the Supreme Court ruled that the freedom to marry is a co...

How Ireland Embraced Marriage Equality

Kristi Lowe | Posted 06.04.2015 | Politics
Kristi Lowe

This would be an historic moment for any country, but it is even more so for this bastion of conservative Catholicism. So how did Ireland, one of the last Western democracies to decriminalize homosexuality, become the first country to embrace marriage equality by popular vote? Five factors shaped the outcome.

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...

Amanda Terkel

Marriage Equality In Germany 'Not A Goal' For Angela Merkel

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.27.2015 | World

WASHINGTON -- German Chancellor Angela Merkel has no plans to push for the legalization of same-sex marriage, despite the overwhelming support of a ma...

Joe Biden Praises Ireland For Legalizing Same-Sex Marriage

The Huffington Post | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.27.2015 | Politics

Vice President Joe Biden praised Ireland for its historic vote legalizing marriage equality, saying on Wednesday that the country took a "courageous s...

J.K. Rowling Reveals Awesome Reason For Challenging Westboro Church's Hate Speech

The Huffington Post | Nick Visser | Posted 05.28.2015 | Gay Voices

Ireland became the first country in the world to legalize same-sex marriage through a popular vote last week, prompting emotional celebrations, outpou...

Westboro Baptist Church Tries To Diss Ireland's Gay Marriage Vote, Misses By One Continent

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 05.28.2015 | Religion

The Westboro Baptist Church tried and failed to diss Ireland after the nation legalized same-sex marriage by popular vote. The hate group posted i...

Dublin Archbishop Diarmuid Martin: Catholic Church Needs A 'Reality Check'

Religion News Service | Kim Hjelmgaard | Posted 05.26.2015 | Religion

DUBLIN — In many ways, Ireland remains a heavily Catholic country. Yet Friday (May 22)’s emphatic “Yes” vote to same-sex marriage rights re...

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...

Dublin's Archbishop: Catholic Church Needs A 'Reality Check'

RTE NEWS | Posted 05.26.2015 | Religion

The Catholic Church needs “a reality check” in the wake of the same-sex marriage referendum and needs to ask if it has drifted away from young peo...

Scenes Of Celebration And Love After Ireland Votes Yes On Gay Marriage

The Huffington Post | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 05.26.2015 | World

Ireland held a historic referendum on same-sex marriage on Saturday, with a resounding majority of voters backing legalization. The result makes Irela...

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...

This Irish Castle Just Became A Billboard For Marriage Equality

The Huffington Post | JamesMichael Nichols | Posted 05.27.2015 | Gay Voices

Just last month, a breathtaking pro-gay marriage mural popped up on the side of a building in Dublin, Ireland. Now, another massive mural from the sam...

Archbishop Of Dublin: "I Have No Wish To Stuff My Religious Views Down Other People's Throats"

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 05.21.2015 | Religion

You don't hear this from a religious leader every day. "I have... no wish to stuff my religious views down other people’s throats, but I also hav...

When It Comes To Gay Marriage, This Adorable 5-Year-Old Knows Exactly What's Up

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 03.20.2015 | Gay Voices

Video footage of an adorable 5-year-old's outspoken support for same-sex marriage is making the blogosphere rounds. As she twirls in a "Frozen" dr...

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...

WATCH: Colin Farrell Takes Major Pro-Gay Stand

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 01.20.2015 | Gay Voices

We love Colin Farrell! The A-lister recently sat down with Irish TV network RTE to discuss his support for a referendum that would legalize marriag...

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 ...

The Role Marriage Inequality Plays In Anti-Gay Bullying

Robyn Harper | Posted 07.31.2012 | Gay Voices
Robyn Harper

We need to look at the wider picture. We need to consider the fact that the law treats citizens differently. The law perceives some of us differently. The bullies aren't blind. Whose lead are they following?