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#Marriage equality

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Mary McAleese says 'the only children affected by this referendum will be Ireland's gay children'
# Support
# Support

Mary McAleese says 'the only children affected by this referendum will be Ireland's gay children'

May 19th 2015, 9:45 AM 28,327 Views 140 Comments

The former President is calling for a Yes vote in the same sex marriage referendum this Friday.

A new marriage equality mural with two women has gone up on a castle in Galway
# Caher Castle
From The Daily Edge
# Caher Castle

A new marriage equality mural with two women has gone up on a castle in Galway

May 19th 2015, 7:17 AM 2,839 Views 1 Comment

It’s the same artist behind the now-iconic mural on George’s Street in Dublin.

Fianna Fáil and Sinn Féin are REALLY unhappy with RTÉ
# Feeling Left Out
# Feeling Left Out

Fianna Fáil and Sinn Féin are REALLY unhappy with RTÉ

May 18th 2015, 11:33 AM 19,205 Views 175 Comments

The parties feel excluded from the broadcasters referendum debates.

We asked every TD and Senator if they’re voting Yes or No. Here’s what they said...
# Marriage Referendum
# Marriage Referendum

We asked every TD and Senator if they’re voting Yes or No. Here’s what they said...

May 17th 2015, 1:45 PM 62,848 Views 157 Comments

The majority are leaning one way.

My wonderful gay family: I was raised by two loving, beautiful lesbian mums
# Opinion
# Opinion

My wonderful gay family: I was raised by two loving, beautiful lesbian mums

May 17th 2015, 8:45 AM 9,978 Views 375 Comments

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
# Opinion
# Opinion

My No vote isn’t about faith, it’s about children

May 16th 2015, 7:30 PM 1,299 Views 396 Comments

If we redefine marriage, we change our Constitution to require that some children will be left motherless or fatherless by design

Roscommon farmers sitting in a bath urging people to use their vote is oddly touching
# Jimmy And Jono
From The Daily Edge
# Jimmy And Jono

Roscommon farmers sitting in a bath urging people to use their vote is oddly touching

May 16th 2015, 9:56 AM 6,633 Views 3 Comments

Surelook.

Miriam Lord trended on Twitter after her 'divine' and touching Ursula Halligan article
# SSM
From The Daily Edge
# SSM

Miriam Lord trended on Twitter after her 'divine' and touching Ursula Halligan article

May 16th 2015, 9:19 AM 6,491 Views 0 Comments

“All things being equal, it’s not a lot to ask”.

With less than a week to go, the Yes side is sustaining a commanding poll lead
# Same-Sex Marriage
# Same-Sex Marriage

With less than a week to go, the Yes side is sustaining a commanding poll lead

May 16th 2015, 7:34 AM 18,918 Views 243 Comments

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
# Opinion
# Opinion

Marriage is the only institution which unites children with their mother and father

May 15th 2015, 1:30 PM 627 Views 256 Comments

People need to ask themselves if Ireland should eliminate from law the sole institution that unites kids with their mam and dads.

This sums up every conversation Irish people have had with their parents about gay marriage
# The Gays
From The Daily Edge
# The Gays

This sums up every conversation Irish people have had with their parents about gay marriage

May 15th 2015, 9:06 AM 15,656 Views 5 Comments

“What about that other crowd, the bisexuals?”

Whatever happens, government may regret activating so many young, idealistic voters
# Opinion
# Opinion

Whatever happens, government may regret activating so many young, idealistic voters

May 15th 2015, 8:00 AM 66 Views 119 Comments

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.

TD refusing to remove his Yes Equality pin in Leinster House
# Breaking The Rules
# Breaking The Rules

TD refusing to remove his Yes Equality pin in Leinster House

May 13th 2015, 9:15 PM 21,111 Views 84 Comments

Jerry Buttimer insists his pin is “not a political badge”.

David Norris: "As a gay man, I would really welcome being voted to be an equal person"
# Marriage Referendum
# Marriage Referendum

David Norris: "As a gay man, I would really welcome being voted to be an equal person"

May 13th 2015, 6:10 PM 12,493 Views 175 Comments

The independent senator came on the plinth to dismiss No side claims about funding to groups campaigning for a Yes vote.

Mary Lou was told to remove the Yes Equality badge she wore in the Dáil earlier
# Marriage Referendum
# Marriage Referendum

Mary Lou was told to remove the Yes Equality badge she wore in the Dáil earlier

May 12th 2015, 7:01 PM 25,365 Views 132 Comments

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
# Opinion
# Opinion

Fear is the enemy of love – on 22nd May we have a chance to choose love

May 12th 2015, 6:05 PM 77 Views 243 Comments

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'
# Opinion
# Opinion

'We can protect the rights of gay people without redefining the meaning of marriage'

May 11th 2015, 7:00 PM 148 Views 138 Comments

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.
# Opinion
# Opinion

We cannot vote. We need you to stand in our place.

May 9th 2015, 7:30 PM 22 Views 155 Comments

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?
# Opinion
# Opinion

Do we really need to mollycoddle so many apathetic people into voting?

May 9th 2015, 8:00 AM 65 Views 63 Comments

Democracy is on the brain following the shock UK general election result and the pending marriage referendum here…

9 of the best reaction faces from the Prime Time marriage equality debate
# Prime Time
From The Daily Edge
# Prime Time

9 of the best reaction faces from the Prime Time marriage equality debate

May 6th 2015, 9:05 AM 12,220 Views 8 Comments

David McCullagh’s eyebrows threatened to fall off his forehead.

The couple featured in the No posters are 'appalled' at their image being used
# Mar Ref
From The Daily Edge
# Mar Ref

The couple featured in the No posters are 'appalled' at their image being used

May 6th 2015, 7:27 AM 9,538 Views 10 Comments

Comedian Adam Hills has said that the couple are in favour of marriage equality.

Leo: People have offered to pray for me and save my soul
# Marriage Ref
# Marriage Ref

Leo: People have offered to pray for me and save my soul

May 5th 2015, 9:55 PM 31,946 Views 101 Comments

The health minister isn’t too bothered though.

This Dublin shop's marriage equality sign is brilliantly cheeky
# Dublin's Best Lay
From The Daily Edge
# Dublin's Best Lay

This Dublin shop's marriage equality sign is brilliantly cheeky

May 5th 2015, 8:09 PM 6,564 Views 0 Comments

Hamptons Floor Store, you sly dogs.

What would a No vote signal to young gay Ireland?
# Opinion
# Opinion

What would a No vote signal to young gay Ireland?

May 5th 2015, 7:30 PM 76 Views 274 Comments

The result of the referendum will send a clear message to those young people in schoolyards and exam halls.

Four of Ireland's top sports stars have called for a Yes vote on marriage equality
# Marref
From The42
# Marref

Four of Ireland's top sports stars have called for a Yes vote on marriage equality

May 5th 2015, 5:41 PM 9,747 Views 30 Comments

O’Mahony, O’Rourke, O’Shea and Cusack call for a Yes on 22 May.

Did you make the voter registration deadline? A lot of people tried
# D-Day
# D-Day

Did you make the voter registration deadline? A lot of people tried

May 5th 2015, 5:21 PM 27,638 Views 63 Comments

Queues were spotted at local council offices.

What lies ahead in the closing weeks of the marriage referendum campaign?
# Opinion
# Opinion

What lies ahead in the closing weeks of the marriage referendum campaign?

May 4th 2015, 3:30 PM 104 Views 208 Comments

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.
# Opinion
# Opinion

Can you name one gender-specific parenting attribute? Me neither.

May 1st 2015, 1:00 PM 109 Views 119 Comments

Peel away the fluffy platitudes behind the ‘complementarity’ of men and women in marriage and you’ll find a troublesome ideology.

Two lads were also snapped kissing in front of that No protester in Dublin
# Lob The Gob
From The Daily Edge
# Lob The Gob

Two lads were also snapped kissing in front of that No protester in Dublin

May 1st 2015, 10:39 AM 5,989 Views 5 Comments

Everyone’s SNOGGING.

A photographer captured two girls defiantly kissing in front of a No protester
# Perfect Timing
# Perfect Timing

A photographer captured two girls defiantly kissing in front of a No protester

May 1st 2015, 9:35 AM 34,092 Views 134 Comments

The photo was snapped just outside Trinity College.

Some older gay people are 'excruciatingly lonely' and 'struggle to exist'
# Living A Lie
# Living A Lie

Some older gay people are 'excruciatingly lonely' and 'struggle to exist'

Apr 30th 2015, 1:35 PM 17,245 Views 197 Comments

Pat Carey has said many people of his generation have contacted him since he came out publicly.

Roddy Doyle wrote a great short story about marriage equality, and it's going viral
# Ronaldo
From The Daily Edge
# Ronaldo

Roddy Doyle wrote a great short story about marriage equality, and it's going viral

Apr 30th 2015, 8:41 AM 3,932 Views 1 Comment

In which Ronaldo decides how one man is going to vote in the referendum. Read it.

Mrs Brown's lovely video about marriage equality went super viral - here's how
# It's Mrs Brown
From The Daily Edge
# It's Mrs Brown

Mrs Brown's lovely video about marriage equality went super viral - here's how

Apr 29th 2015, 9:16 AM 3,380 Views 3 Comments

EVERYONE is sharing it.

The rain has washed away the marriage equality mural on George's Street
# Claddagh Embrace
From The Daily Edge
# Claddagh Embrace

The rain has washed away the marriage equality mural on George's Street

Apr 29th 2015, 8:01 AM 3,071 Views 1 Comment

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Video: Mrs Brown on marriage equality 'What's the feckin fuss?'
# Grow Up
# Grow Up

Video: Mrs Brown on marriage equality 'What's the feckin fuss?'

Apr 28th 2015, 5:20 PM 23,582 Views 134 Comments

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.

'We all have to grow up a bit': It's Mrs Brown for Marriage Equality
# Yes Equality
From The Daily Edge
# Yes Equality

'We all have to grow up a bit': It's Mrs Brown for Marriage Equality

Apr 28th 2015, 11:08 AM 4,126 Views 4 Comments

Directed by Lenny Abrahamson.

‘What about the children?’ As one of the children in question, I say a No vote will hurt us
# Opinion
# Opinion

‘What about the children?’ As one of the children in question, I say a No vote will hurt us

Apr 27th 2015, 1:00 PM 773 Views 212 Comments

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.

'There isn't a celebrity in the country who would dare come out and say they're voting No'
# Marriageref
# Marriageref

'There isn't a celebrity in the country who would dare come out and say they're voting No'

Apr 27th 2015, 12:09 PM 35,522 Views 380 Comments

There was a heated debate on the upcoming referendum between Ronan Mullen and Simon Coveney this morning.

Paddy Power 'makes no apologies' for controversial marriage referendum ad
# Mar Ref
From The Daily Edge
# Mar Ref

Paddy Power 'makes no apologies' for controversial marriage referendum ad

Apr 27th 2015, 9:35 AM 9,040 Views 8 Comments

“Squeaky bum time”

Huge outpouring of support as Irish Times journalist Una Mullally reveals cancer diagnosis
# Cancer
# Cancer

Huge outpouring of support as Irish Times journalist Una Mullally reveals cancer diagnosis

Apr 27th 2015, 9:24 AM 46,431 Views 38 Comments

The Irish Times journalist writes passionately about the support from her girlfriend and the upcoming marriage equality referendum.