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# Marriage equality

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# Support
Mary McAleese says 'the only children affected by this referendum will be Ireland's gay children'
The former President is calling for a Yes vote in the same sex marriage referendum this Friday.
# Caher Castle
A new marriage equality mural with two women has gone up on a castle in Galway
It’s the same artist behind the now-iconic mural on George’s Street in Dublin.
# Feeling left out
Fianna Fáil and Sinn Féin are REALLY unhappy with RTÉ
The parties feel excluded from the broadcasters referendum debates.
# marriage referendum
We asked every TD and Senator if they’re voting Yes or No. Here’s what they said...
The majority are leaning one way.
My wonderful gay family: I was raised by two loving, beautiful lesbian mums
As a child raised by gay parents, I can tell you that my childhood was full of joy and laughter and the same as yours in every way that matters.
My No vote isn’t about faith, it’s about children
If we redefine marriage, we change our Constitution to require that some children will be left motherless or fatherless by design
# Jimmy and Jono
Roscommon farmers sitting in a bath urging people to use their vote is oddly touching
Miriam Lord trended on Twitter after her 'divine' and touching Ursula Halligan article
“All things being equal, it’s not a lot to ask”.
# Same-Sex Marriage
With less than a week to go, the Yes side is sustaining a commanding poll lead
It will take a big turnaround for the proposal to be defeated.
Marriage is the only institution which unites children with their mother and father
People need to ask themselves if Ireland should eliminate from law the sole institution that unites kids with their mam and dads.
# the gays
This sums up every conversation Irish people have had with their parents about gay marriage
“What about that other crowd, the bisexuals?”
Whatever happens, government may regret activating so many young, idealistic voters
The result of the marriage referendum is far from a foregone conclusion. But one thing’s certain: we now have many more young and passionate voters in this country.
# Breaking the rules
TD refusing to remove his Yes Equality pin in Leinster House
Jerry Buttimer insists his pin is “not a political badge”.
# marriage referendum
David Norris: "As a gay man, I would really welcome being voted to be an equal person"
The independent senator came on the plinth to dismiss No side claims about funding to groups campaigning for a Yes vote.
# marriage referendum
Mary Lou was told to remove the Yes Equality badge she wore in the Dáil earlier
The badge promoted a Yes vote in the forthcoming same-sex marriage referendum.
Fear is the enemy of love – on 22nd May we have a chance to choose love
We can help heal Ireland and send a powerful message to the world about what kind of people we are.
'We can protect the rights of gay people without redefining the meaning of marriage'
If the amendment is accepted, it will prevent the State from adopting a constitutional or legislative stance in relation to a vision of the family which would prioritise the parental roles of mothers and fathers, writes Mattie McGrath TD
We cannot vote. We need you to stand in our place.
As an emigrant, I’m urging people to go to the polls on 22 May. Every single vote matters.
Do we really need to mollycoddle so many apathetic people into voting?
Democracy is on the brain following the shock UK general election result and the pending marriage referendum here…
# Prime Time
9 of the best reaction faces from the Prime Time marriage equality debate
David McCullagh’s eyebrows threatened to fall off his forehead.
# mar ref
The couple featured in the No posters are 'appalled' at their image being used
Comedian Adam Hills has said that the couple are in favour of marriage equality.
# marriage ref
Leo: People have offered to pray for me and save my soul
The health minister isn’t too bothered though.
# dublin's best lay
This Dublin shop's marriage equality sign is brilliantly cheeky
Hamptons Floor Store, you sly dogs.
What would a No vote signal to young gay Ireland?
The result of the referendum will send a clear message to those young people in schoolyards and exam halls.
# marref
Four of Ireland's top sports stars have called for a Yes vote on marriage equality
O’Mahony, O’Rourke, O’Shea and Cusack call for a Yes on 22 May.
# D-Day
Did you make the voter registration deadline? A lot of people tried
Queues were spotted at local council offices.
What lies ahead in the closing weeks of the marriage referendum campaign?
With the result still far from guaranteed, where are campaigners likely to focus their energies in the final days?
Can you name one gender-specific parenting attribute? Me neither.
Peel away the fluffy platitudes behind the ‘complementarity’ of men and women in marriage and you’ll find a troublesome ideology.
# lob the gob
Two lads were also snapped kissing in front of that No protester in Dublin
Everyone’s SNOGGING.
# perfect timing
A photographer captured two girls defiantly kissing in front of a No protester
The photo was snapped just outside Trinity College.
# living a lie
Some older gay people are 'excruciatingly lonely' and 'struggle to exist'
Pat Carey has said many people of his generation have contacted him since he came out publicly.
# Ronaldo
Roddy Doyle wrote a great short story about marriage equality, and it's going viral
In which Ronaldo decides how one man is going to vote in the referendum. Read it.
# it's mrs brown
Mrs Brown's lovely video about marriage equality went super viral - here's how
EVERYONE is sharing it.
# claddagh embrace
The rain has washed away the marriage equality mural on George's Street
# grow up
Video: Mrs Brown on marriage equality 'What's the feckin fuss?'
She points out that there was a time when women couldn’t vote and that every generation gets a chance to make a big change.
# yes equality
'We all have to grow up a bit': It's Mrs Brown for Marriage Equality
Directed by Lenny Abrahamson.
‘What about the children?’ As one of the children in question, I say a No vote will hurt us
There will be children who pass ‘Vote No’ posters on their way to and from school and wonder why these strangers seem to hate their families.
# marriageref
'There isn't a celebrity in the country who would dare come out and say they're voting No'
There was a heated debate on the upcoming referendum between Ronan Mullen and Simon Coveney this morning.
# mar ref
Paddy Power 'makes no apologies' for controversial marriage referendum ad
“Squeaky bum time”
# Cancer
Huge outpouring of support as Irish Times journalist Una Mullally reveals cancer diagnosis
The Irish Times journalist writes passionately about the support from her girlfriend and the upcoming marriage equality referendum.