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# Marriage equality

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People of faith urged to "be brave" and vote Yes in same-sex marriage referendum
Faith in Marriage Equality includes Catholic and Church of Ireland members.
Gay teacher who pixellated her face wins dream wedding
Good news for Pixel and Caoimhe.
Alan Shatter wants a referendum on abortion ... and divorce
The former justice minister thinks it’s time we change the Constitution – in a number of ways.
Opinion: Same-sex marriage will be decided by the silent (possibly disinterested) majority
I am not gay, none of my close relations are gay, and very few of my friends are gay. So I’ve struggled with the question “how does this affect me?”
Church of Ireland won't be campaigning for same-sex marriage vote
The Church’s understanding of marriage remains that it is between a man and a woman.
Where is same-sex marriage legal?
Ireland could be joining the list this year.
'Yes' side enjoys massive lead in same-sex marriage debate, but how secure is it? - Poll
A Red C poll has found that 46% have ‘some reservations’ about it
Column: On marriage equality and the red herring of raising children
Whenever same-sex marriage is argued against – be it in print, radio or television – the issue of raising children is inevitably raised. But it’s a red herring.
The Government has a LOT of referendums to get through over the next few years
Anyone excited for the Unified Patent Court vote?
Iona Institute respond with their own chart of prominent words on their website
A chart showing that ‘gay and ‘same-sex’ are frequently used words on the site has been widely shared on social media today.
'Should we allow mothers to marry their daughters?'
The marriage equality debate has begun in earnest…
Here's the wording you'll be voting on in same-sex marriage referendum
Frances Fitzgerald said she hopes there will be “a constructive and respectful debate” on the issue.
Church of Ireland group has come out in support of a 'yes' vote
The Changing Attitude Ireland group has said marriage should be available to couples, “without distinction as to their sex”.
Gay adoption law will be in place before marriage equality vote
Here’s everything you need to know about what’s happening in Irish politics right now…
"It's not something that defines me": Health Minister Leo Varadkar on being gay
The Minister spoke to Miriam O’Callaghan this morning.
New poll shows 76% support for same-sex marriage
The details were in the first opinion poll of 2015.
Opinion: Dear Lucinda and Reboot Ireland, aren't ALL votes issues of conscience?
Decisions that impact taxes or spending have at least as dramatic an effect upon day-to-day lives of Irish people as issues like abortion.
Here's why #SoundsOfSodomy is trending in Ireland, in case you were puzzled
People are going nuts. Pun intended.
My 2014: Awards, marches, and the most longed-for baby
Broadcaster and activist Dil Wickremasinghe has had one hell of a year but wait until you see what she has lined up for 2015…
Iona Institute in €10,000 Christmas fundraising drive
David Quinn has written to supporters ahead of next year’s marriage equality debate.
The KAL case kickstarted a decade of debate on marriage equality
Katherine Zappone and Ann Louise Gilligan made global headlines when they tried to have their Canadian marriage recognised by the Irish State.
'There's no ruling on marriage equality' - BAI denies censorship claims
The authority says that there is no automatic requirement to balance a discussion.
Opinion: The Taoiseach visiting Pantibar shows we will no longer be hidden away
The image of the head of government in a gay bar – once an utterly unimaginable event – sends a powerful signal to all of society about the status of LGBT people in our society.
"God's Plan for Marriage" is being distributed to 1,300 parishes ahead of referendum
The Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference says it would be a ‘grave injustice’ if same-sex marriage became a reality.
Enda Kenny's visit to a gay bar shows how far the country has come
Here’s everything you need to know about what’s happening in Irish politics right now…
Poll: Are you registered to vote?
If you want to vote in next year’s marriage equality referendum, the deadline in next Tuesday. Are you registered?
Anjelica Huston asked Irish voters to support marriage equality last night
Yes, THE Anjelica Huston.
Colin Farrell writes personal plea to Irish voters to support marriage equality
Farrell has written the heartfelt article for The Sunday World.
Baker who refused to make marriage equality cake told to offer compensation
The cake was to have Bert and Ernie from Sesame Street on it.
Are you registered to vote? Same-sex marriage campaigners want you to check
Whichever way you want to vote, get your name in.
The Vatican has suggested it's ready to welcome gay people... sort of
A document released by the Vatican today asks if it can welcome gay people “without compromising Catholic doctrine on the family and matrimony”.
David Norris takes on Russia Today presenter over gay rights
It was a lively discussion to say the least…
Gay marriage extended to five more American states
A Supreme Court decision today means that same-sex couples can now marry in up to 30 states in the US.
Want to get married on a Sunday in January? You're literally* the only person who does
*Slight exaggeration – there are a few of you.
Opinion: Marriage equality isn't a foregone conclusion – there's no room for complacency
Opinion polls may show increasing support for marriage equality, but I still regularly observe open, brutal and honest homophobia.
"They picked the wrong drag queen": The power of Panti's call
New trailer from The Queen of Ireland doc shows how Rory O’Neill as Panti “spoke the truth above the heads of the political classes, straight to the people of Ireland”.
Opinion: Having an openly gay Rose of Tralee sends a powerful message to middle Ireland
Maria Walsh is a beautiful, smart, confident and normal young woman. She may change the hearts and minds of those who are wary of gay people.
Florida's state ban on gay marriage has been ruled unconstitutional
The statewide bar is the latest to be overruled by a federal court.
Opinion: Gay people have been given a chilling message about discussing their lives on air
The BAI has ruled that discussions by gay people about their status and aspirations as Irish citizens must be directly challenged on the same programme at the same time.
Same-sex marriage vote will take place in spring next year
Enda Kenny confirmed the vote will be early next year in the Dáil today.