Ireland made history – 62 % Yes to equality !

Referendum result gives yes vote 62% and no 38% as equality minister declares he is proud to be Irish

Yes Equality

Ireland has voted by a huge majority to legalise same-sex marriage, becoming the first country in the world to do so by popular vote in a move hailed as a social revolution and welcomed around the world.

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Some 62% of the Irish Republic’s electorate voted in favour of gay marriage. The result means that a republic once dominated by the Catholic church ignored the instructions of its cardinals and bishops. The huge Yes vote marks another milestone in Ireland’s journey towards a more liberal, secular society.


Ireland had the chance to make history on Fridays referendum – and the Irish took it and made history – with amazing 62 % voted yes. No one could have dream about this result. Congratulation Ireland – and to the Yes side – You have done amazing job for equality !   Thank you !