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Congratulations Ireland: From today same-sex couples can marry

Yes Ireland

Ireland’s same-sex couples can now marry after marriage equality has been signed into law last week. Existing same-sex marriages registered abroad will be immediately recognised in Ireland, while other couples can now register their intention to marry. A referendum in May this year saw 62% of voters say ‘Yes’ to marriage equality, which lead to the legislation of the Marriage ...

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Irish president signs marriage equality into law

Yes Ireland

Five months after the widely celebrated referendum, marriage equality has become a reality for same-sex couples in Ireland. The Presidential Commission, in place of President Michael D Higgins who currently visiting the US, signed the Marriage Act 2015 into law yesterday. Ireland became the first nation to introduce same-sex marriage by popular vote in May with the overwhelming Yes vote from ...

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JK Rowling destroys homophobic twitter trolls

JK Rowling

Acclaimed author JK Rowling blasted the Westboro Baptist Church for homophobic tweets against Ireland’s vote in favour marriage equality. Rowling, who is a long time supporter of LGBTI rights celebrated Ireland’s vote in favour of marriage equality and responded to a fan who proposed a wedding between one of Harry Potter’s fictional characters, Hogwarts headmaster Albus Dumbledore, and The Lords ...

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Ireland says a historic YES to Marriage Equality

Yes Ireland

Ireland made history today with an overwhelming majority of the electorate voting YES for marriage equality in its referendum. The results announced from Dublin Castle are an overwhelming vote for Marriage Equality, 62% and 37% against. Over 1.2 million voters backed a Yes vote and only one constituency voted against, with 42 voting in favour. Ireland made history as the Republic became the first country to put to a ...

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