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Sunday 28 May 2023 Dublin: 12°C

# marriage ref

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# The Story of Yes
"There were so many special moments": This is the story of how Ireland voted Yes
A documentary will air on RTÉ 2 tonight.
'We were walking through the flats and it came up in conversation. My Dad asked if I was gay'
I got really really angry with my family when they said they wouldn’t be voting in the marriage referendum, writes Patrick Dempsey.
# tears of pride
BAI rejects complaints Ray D'Arcy was biased in marriage referendum coverage
One listener wasn’t happy the presenter said he had cried with pride when the vote was passed.
# return to sender
Here are the most talked about letters of 2015
From the desks of Enda Kenny, Taylor Swift and a teenager with two dads, to name a few.
Beloved Yes Equality campaigner dies in San Francisco
23-year-old Dean MacCearraín (McCarron), originally from Monaghan, died while visiting the area for his brother’s wedding.
# becoming law
Ireland says 'I do': The Marriage Equality Bill will be published tomorrow
The government approved the legislation today.
# News Fix
Here’s What Happened Today: Saturday
Everyone’s talking about a tragedy in Limerick, Right2Water and Seán FitzPatrick.
# Result
It's (finally) official: Marriage Equality is now enshrined in Irish law
President Higgins signed the Marriage Equality Bill into law this evening.
# voted down under
Hopes that Ireland's marriage equality vote would spread worldwide have suffered a setback
Ireland’s referendum has been a feature of the Australian debate.
# dear enda
READ: Letters sent to the Taoiseach about same-sex marriage
Bible verses, high praise, ‘gay fever’, and ‘Enda Kelly.’
# Spot the Difference
Russian 'anti-gay fever' flag shares its inspiration with Irish No campaign
A Mammy, Daddy and their kids have been causing an awful stir this week.
# Pride
17 times Ireland made you proud
Happy Pride…!
# Ulster Says Yes
Pictures: Thousands pack streets to call for gay marriage in 'last bastion of discrimination'
Northern Ireland is now the only jurisdiction in the UK and Ireland not to allow same-sex marriage.
# i do (not know)
Has the Catholic Church backtracked on its concerns over their role in weddings?
Read and decide for yourself.
# breathe easy
"A thumping majority" - High Court rejects two legal challenges to the marriage referendum
Justice Nicholas Kearns said no substantive arguments were made.
# following suit
Belfast City Council votes in favour of same-sex marriage
The vote went 38 in favour, 13 against with two abstentions.
# eamon martin
Feeling of "bereavement" at gay marriage result - says leader of Ireland's Catholics
Eamon Martin was asked about that “defeat for humanity” remark from the Vatican this morning.
# bizarre rant
"These are people who can’t grow potatoes" - Ireland dragged into Australia's gay marriage debate
The shamrock has also been decried as a “mutant lawn weed”.
# beacon of light
Where in the world is it hardest to be gay? (And what can Ireland do to help?)
We have an awful lot of work to do…
# lucky charms
John Oliver brilliantly discussed Ireland's same-sex marriage vote last night
The Pope got a wee shout out too.
# Last Week Tonight
'It's time, ma' - The marriage referendum gets the John Oliver treatment
And he doesn’t hold back on the Catholic Church.
# in limbo
Couples may yet be barred from signing their marriage licences in church
The Catholic Church in Ireland hasn’t decided yet if priests would continue to solemnise marriages.
Did social media really turn 'No' votes to a 'Yes'?
Elections – like referendums – are determined by the undecided.
# irish pride
23 incredible moments you probably missed (in all the excitement) last Saturday
Well. That escalated quickly.
# bless
Twitter has a special place reserved for all those who came #HomeToVote
Globally significant hashtag’s are given special place in their HQ.
'Averil did us an amazing disservice and I feel like her inconvenient truth'
Dublin councillor Paul McAuliffe on why his emotions went from disappointment to deflation and then finally to anger on Monday.
# marriage ref
Tears warning! There’s a beautiful short film of the Yes vote results unfolding in Dublin
A wonderful montage.
# Willie Walsh
Irish Bishop says Yes result "increased the sum of human happiness"
“I think that you could hardly look at the celebrations in Dublin without in some way saying it had increased the sum of human happiness.”
# snowball effect
Ireland's Yes vote is already causing earthquakes in Europe's Catholic heart
Just over half of Italian voters would support same-sex marriage, but there’s not even civil unions yet.
# bad day at the office
Disaster for Fianna Fáil as prominent Yes Equality campaigner quits
Meanwhile, Senator Averil Power said she was “laughed at and made feel like an eejit” for suggesting colleagues campaign for a Yes vote.
"In that moment, looking 'gay' no longer felt like a negative thing. It no longer felt dangerous."
The swell of positivity towards the LGBT community is affecting all parts of my life, from how I feel walking down the street to the future I see for myself.
# Patrick McKee
"Yes Kilkenny" referendum campaign denies it was a 'front' for Renua candidate
The campaign claimed to be “non-party”, but was run by Renua activists and endorsed Renua candidate Patrick McKee.
# Just Say Yes
The first same-sex marriages could take place before the end of the summer
After Saturday’s party, when can we expect another one?
# Take a Break
Bono preaching Pride: "On this very day, we have true equality in Ireland!"
The U2 frontman doing what he does best.
# Reality check
90% of young Yes voters went to Catholic Schools - Diarmuid Martin
“The Church needs to ask itself when this cultural revolution began,” the Archbishop told Vatican Insider.
# marref
'Ireland is sending a real signal to other countries that change is possible'
Ireland has hit the headlines around the world after voting in favour of same-sex marriage.
# c'mon the rossies
People are defending Roscommon/South Leitrim after yesterday's No result
Leave Roscommon/South Leitrim alone!
# no country for young men
Turns out no one wants a 21-year-old president
Spare a thought for Niall Horan.
# All Eyes oN Us
The world was watching Ireland yesterday - here's what they said
Ireland voted Yes, the world reacted.
# In pics
All the colours of the rainbow: The day Ireland made history
Ireland said yes!