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#Marriage equality

# marriage-equality - All time

People of faith urged to "be brave" and vote Yes in same-sex marriage referendum
# Referendum
# Referendum

People of faith urged to "be brave" and vote Yes in same-sex marriage referendum

Feb 15th 2015, 12:55 PM 15,895 Views 156 Comments

Faith in Marriage Equality includes Catholic and Church of Ireland members.

Gay teacher who pixellated her face wins dream wedding
# All You Need Is Love
# All You Need Is Love

Gay teacher who pixellated her face wins dream wedding

Feb 13th 2015, 9:11 AM 17,396 Views 115 Comments

Good news for Pixel and Caoimhe.

Alan Shatter wants a referendum on abortion ... and divorce
# Changing Times
# Changing Times

Alan Shatter wants a referendum on abortion ... and divorce

Feb 10th 2015, 9:15 PM 17,766 Views 72 Comments

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
# Marriage Referendum
# Marriage Referendum

Opinion: Same-sex marriage will be decided by the silent (possibly disinterested) majority

Feb 5th 2015, 1:00 PM 1,502 Views 269 Comments

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
# Referendum
# Referendum

Church of Ireland won't be campaigning for same-sex marriage vote

Feb 2nd 2015, 5:45 PM 13,046 Views 237 Comments

The Church’s understanding of marriage remains that it is between a man and a woman.

Where is same-sex marriage legal?
# Referendum
# Referendum

Where is same-sex marriage legal?

Feb 1st 2015, 8:00 AM 17,581 Views 269 Comments

Ireland could be joining the list this year.

'Yes' side enjoys massive lead in same-sex marriage debate, but how secure is it? - Poll
# No Room For Complacency
# No Room For Complacency

'Yes' side enjoys massive lead in same-sex marriage debate, but how secure is it? - Poll

Jan 25th 2015, 8:34 AM 15,759 Views 297 Comments

A Red C poll has found that 46% have ‘some reservations’ about it

Column: On marriage equality and the red herring of raising children
# Marriage
# Marriage

Column: On marriage equality and the red herring of raising children

Jan 24th 2015, 7:30 PM 193 Views 229 Comments

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
# Go To The Polls
# Go To The Polls

The Government has a LOT of referendums to get through over the next few years

Jan 24th 2015, 6:00 PM 15,566 Views 81 Comments

Anyone excited for the Unified Patent Court vote?

Iona Institute respond with their own chart of prominent words on their website
# Google It
# Google It

Iona Institute respond with their own chart of prominent words on their website

Jan 22nd 2015, 10:00 PM 30,975 Views 173 Comments

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?'
# Referendum
# Referendum

'Should we allow mothers to marry their daughters?'

Jan 22nd 2015, 10:10 AM 101,873 Views 477 Comments

The marriage equality debate has begun in earnest…

Here's the wording you'll be voting on in same-sex marriage referendum
# Equality
# Equality

Here's the wording you'll be voting on in same-sex marriage referendum

Jan 21st 2015, 11:00 PM 48,686 Views 297 Comments

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
# Marriage Referendum
# Marriage Referendum

Church of Ireland group has come out in support of a 'yes' vote

Jan 21st 2015, 9:23 PM 23,373 Views 136 Comments

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
# State Of The Nation
# State Of The Nation

Gay adoption law will be in place before marriage equality vote

Jan 21st 2015, 9:00 AM 10,386 Views 195 Comments

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
# Referendum
# Referendum

"It's not something that defines me": Health Minister Leo Varadkar on being gay

Jan 18th 2015, 9:59 PM 86,919 Views 343 Comments

The Minister spoke to Miriam O’Callaghan this morning.

New poll shows 76% support for same-sex marriage
# Referendum
# Referendum

New poll shows 76% support for same-sex marriage

Jan 14th 2015, 9:45 PM 26,012 Views 378 Comments

The details were in the first opinion poll of 2015.

Opinion: Dear Lucinda and Reboot Ireland, aren't ALL votes issues of conscience?
# Reboot Ireland
# Reboot Ireland

Opinion: Dear Lucinda and Reboot Ireland, aren't ALL votes issues of conscience?

Jan 7th 2015, 6:30 PM 45 Views 58 Comments

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
# S.o.s
From The Daily Edge
# S.o.s

Here's why #SoundsOfSodomy is trending in Ireland, in case you were puzzled

Jan 5th 2015, 4:28 PM 6,675 Views 5 Comments

People are going nuts. Pun intended.

My 2014: Awards, marches, and the most longed-for baby
# Opinion
# Opinion

My 2014: Awards, marches, and the most longed-for baby

Dec 26th 2014, 8:00 AM 73 Views 21 Comments

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
# Marriage Equality
# Marriage Equality

Iona Institute in €10,000 Christmas fundraising drive

Dec 13th 2014, 7:30 AM 8,162 Views 131 Comments

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
# Watershed
# Watershed

The KAL case kickstarted a decade of debate on marriage equality

Dec 12th 2014, 8:00 PM 442 Views 34 Comments

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
# Marriage Referendum
# Marriage Referendum

'There's no ruling on marriage equality' - BAI denies censorship claims

Dec 8th 2014, 10:40 PM 13,390 Views 143 Comments

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
# A Thousand Words
# A Thousand Words

Opinion: The Taoiseach visiting Pantibar shows we will no longer be hidden away

Dec 4th 2014, 8:00 PM 79 Views 104 Comments

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
# Dogma
# Dogma

"God's Plan for Marriage" is being distributed to 1,300 parishes ahead of referendum

Dec 3rd 2014, 7:46 PM 16,965 Views 291 Comments

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
# State Of The Nation
# State Of The Nation

Enda Kenny's visit to a gay bar shows how far the country has come

Dec 3rd 2014, 9:01 AM 14,616 Views 125 Comments

Here’s everything you need to know about what’s happening in Irish politics right now…

Poll: Are you registered to vote?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Are you registered to vote?

Nov 19th 2014, 8:43 AM 14,695 Views 132 Comments

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
# LGBT
From The Daily Edge
# LGBT

Anjelica Huston asked Irish voters to support marriage equality last night

Nov 19th 2014, 8:41 AM 2,043 Views 1 Comment

Yes, THE Anjelica Huston.

Colin Farrell writes personal plea to Irish voters to support marriage equality
# LGBT
From The Daily Edge
# LGBT

Colin Farrell writes personal plea to Irish voters to support marriage equality

Nov 16th 2014, 11:11 AM 5,019 Views 2 Comments

Farrell has written the heartfelt article for The Sunday World.

Baker who refused to make marriage equality cake told to offer compensation
# Bun Fight
# Bun Fight

Baker who refused to make marriage equality cake told to offer compensation

Nov 6th 2014, 7:41 AM 11,130 Views 116 Comments

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
# Marriage Equality
# Marriage Equality

Are you registered to vote? Same-sex marriage campaigners want you to check

Oct 27th 2014, 7:45 AM 15,508 Views 63 Comments

Whichever way you want to vote, get your name in.

The Vatican has suggested it's ready to welcome gay people... sort of
# Catholic Teaching
# Catholic Teaching

The Vatican has suggested it's ready to welcome gay people... sort of

Oct 13th 2014, 10:57 PM 21,629 Views 82 Comments

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
# Chasing The Rainbow
# Chasing The Rainbow

David Norris takes on Russia Today presenter over gay rights

Oct 10th 2014, 6:28 PM 32,756 Views 188 Comments

It was a lively discussion to say the least…

Gay marriage extended to five more American states
# Landmark Ruling
# Landmark Ruling

Gay marriage extended to five more American states

Oct 6th 2014, 8:18 PM 12,261 Views 90 Comments

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
# Tying The Knot
# Tying The Knot

Want to get married on a Sunday in January? You're literally* the only person who does

Sep 30th 2014, 12:04 PM 14,687 Views 9 Comments

*Slight exaggeration – there are a few of you.

Opinion: Marriage equality isn't a foregone conclusion – there's no room for complacency
# Equality
# Equality

Opinion: Marriage equality isn't a foregone conclusion – there's no room for complacency

Sep 5th 2014, 1:00 PM 181 Views 236 Comments

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
# Crowdfunding
# Crowdfunding

"They picked the wrong drag queen": The power of Panti's call

Sep 2nd 2014, 10:34 AM 15,002 Views 57 Comments

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
# Equality
# Equality

Opinion: Having an openly gay Rose of Tralee sends a powerful message to middle Ireland

Aug 28th 2014, 8:00 AM 324 Views 202 Comments

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
# Equality
# Equality

Florida's state ban on gay marriage has been ruled unconstitutional

Aug 21st 2014, 10:11 PM 8,400 Views 36 Comments

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
# Public Discourse
# Public Discourse

Opinion: Gay people have been given a chilling message about discussing their lives on air

Aug 15th 2014, 5:00 PM 208 Views 203 Comments

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
# Marriage Equality
# Marriage Equality

Same-sex marriage vote will take place in spring next year

Jul 1st 2014, 6:14 PM 20,234 Views 470 Comments

Enda Kenny confirmed the vote will be early next year in the Dáil today.