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#Marriage

# marriage - Tuesday 9 June, 2015

Irish couples spend €24,000 on their wedding and honeymoon
# Holy Matri-money
# Holy Matri-money

Irish couples spend €24,000 on their wedding and honeymoon

Jun 9th 2015, 8:45 AM 15,971 Views 36 Comments

And a lot of people don’t like speeches.

# marriage - Friday 5 June, 2015

A remote US island has struck a blow for marriage equality in the Pacific
# Drop In The Ocean
# Drop In The Ocean

A remote US island has struck a blow for marriage equality in the Pacific

Jun 5th 2015, 8:30 PM 30,584 Views 22 Comments

Guam has struck down a ban on same-sex marriage.

# marriage - Thursday 4 June, 2015

Are brides-to-be supposed to love wedding dresses? Unfortunately I'm not one of them...
# Opinion
# Opinion

Are brides-to-be supposed to love wedding dresses? Unfortunately I'm not one of them...

Jun 4th 2015, 8:00 AM 4,049 Views 57 Comments

I’ve recently gotten engaged and have since come to the (unfortunate) conclusion that I completely detest all wedding dresses.

# marriage - Monday 1 June, 2015

Couples may yet be barred from signing their marriage licences in church
# In Limbo
# In Limbo

Couples may yet be barred from signing their marriage licences in church

Jun 1st 2015, 10:03 AM 29,566 Views 210 Comments

The Catholic Church in Ireland hasn’t decided yet if priests would continue to solemnise marriages.

# marriage - Sunday 31 May, 2015

A man has offered Barack Obama 50 cows for his daughter
# Holy Moo-trimony
# Holy Moo-trimony

A man has offered Barack Obama 50 cows for his daughter

May 31st 2015, 8:30 AM 19,744 Views 48 Comments

The White House hasn’t responded.

# marriage - Saturday 30 May, 2015

23 incredible moments you probably missed (in all the excitement) last Saturday
# Irish Pride
# Irish Pride

23 incredible moments you probably missed (in all the excitement) last Saturday

May 30th 2015, 9:30 AM 31,544 Views 81 Comments

Well. That escalated quickly.

# marriage - Tuesday 26 May, 2015

"In that moment, looking 'gay' no longer felt like a negative thing. It no longer felt dangerous."
# Opinion
# Opinion

"In that moment, looking 'gay' no longer felt like a negative thing. It no longer felt dangerous."

May 26th 2015, 8:00 AM 80 Views 79 Comments

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.

# marriage - Sunday 24 May, 2015

This referendum will be remembered as a victory for equality, democracy and love
# Opinion
# Opinion

This referendum will be remembered as a victory for equality, democracy and love

May 24th 2015, 12:00 PM 168 Views 153 Comments

This historic vote has served as a catalyst for profound social change by prompting us to think beyond our narrow self-interests and helping us to overcome some of our deepest fears.

# marriage - Saturday 23 May, 2015

How did your constituency vote in the marriage referendum?
# Constituency Count
# Constituency Count

How did your constituency vote in the marriage referendum?

May 23rd 2015, 9:17 PM 256,544 Views 312 Comments

Here’s how they voted where you’re from.

What an extraordinary, historic and momentous day for Ireland
# Opinion
# Opinion

What an extraordinary, historic and momentous day for Ireland

May 23rd 2015, 7:00 PM 86 Views 66 Comments

Ireland’s decision to become the first country in the world to legalise same-sex marriage via a popular referendum shows just how much it has changed in recent years.

"Are you going to send me all the way around in these heels" - Panti's (very) eventful arrival
# Storming The Castle
# Storming The Castle

"Are you going to send me all the way around in these heels" - Panti's (very) eventful arrival

May 23rd 2015, 3:50 PM 33,612 Views 109 Comments

TheJournal.ie just joined Panti on a triumphant walk through Dublin city centre.

# marriage - Friday 22 May, 2015

This couple went straight from their wedding to the polling station today
# Just Married
From The Daily Edge
# Just Married

This couple went straight from their wedding to the polling station today

May 22nd 2015, 4:49 PM 5,590 Views 2 Comments

Going to the polling station, gonna cast vo-oh-oh-ote…

No selfies or badges: What you need to know before you vote today
# Polls Are Open
# Polls Are Open

No selfies or badges: What you need to know before you vote today

May 22nd 2015, 6:32 AM 52,078 Views 144 Comments

Here’s everything you need to know.

# marriage - Thursday 21 May, 2015

It’s not scaremongering to look at the bioethical implications of the marriage referendum
# Opinion
# Opinion

It’s not scaremongering to look at the bioethical implications of the marriage referendum

May 21st 2015, 6:00 PM 296 Views 217 Comments

Both surrogacy and donor-conception require more, not less, ethical discussion before the Government’s plans in this area become formalised in law.

I get annoyed when it is assumed that older people in rural Ireland will vote No
# Opinion
# Opinion

I get annoyed when it is assumed that older people in rural Ireland will vote No

May 21st 2015, 8:00 AM 267 Views 204 Comments

Former president of the Irish Countrywomen’s Association, Mamo McDonald, explains why she will be voting Yes tomorrow.

# marriage - Wednesday 20 May, 2015

'Lock up your wives and don't let them use WhatsApp'
# Arranged Marriage
# Arranged Marriage

'Lock up your wives and don't let them use WhatsApp'

May 20th 2015, 9:24 PM 46,698 Views 17 Comments

The leader of Chechnya made the calls after a story of an arranged marriage spread on the messaging app.

A boyfriend desperately tried to keep a bridal bouquet away from his girlfriend
# Panic Stations
From The Daily Edge
# Panic Stations

A boyfriend desperately tried to keep a bridal bouquet away from his girlfriend

May 20th 2015, 8:32 PM 5,425 Views 2 Comments

And now they’re the talk of the internet.

The story of us: "I have never felt luckier or like I was on a bigger adventure"
# Opinion
# Opinion

The story of us: "I have never felt luckier or like I was on a bigger adventure"

May 20th 2015, 8:00 AM 82 Views 135 Comments

Long-term couples talk about their lives together – and their hopes for the future – ahead of Friday’s vote on same-sex marriage.

# marriage - Tuesday 19 May, 2015

A woman will choose between two husbands for an Irish radio competition
# Big Day
# Big Day

A woman will choose between two husbands for an Irish radio competition

May 19th 2015, 9:00 PM 25,986 Views 70 Comments

The potentially explosive social experiment will be running until June 16th.

'The marriage referendum proposal could affect future laws relating to children'
# Opinion
# Opinion

'The marriage referendum proposal could affect future laws relating to children'

May 19th 2015, 7:30 PM 364 Views 211 Comments

Solicitor Eileen King writes about why a group of lawyers are advocating a No vote this Friday.

What are the economics of same-sex marriage?
# Column
# Column

What are the economics of same-sex marriage?

May 19th 2015, 1:00 PM 349 Views 163 Comments

Dr Daragh McGreal discusses the potential economic impact of the same-sex marriage vote.

# marriage - Monday 18 May, 2015

Louis Walsh joins the Irish celebs backing a Yes vote
# Yes Or No
# Yes Or No

Louis Walsh joins the Irish celebs backing a Yes vote

May 18th 2015, 3:30 PM 16,883 Views 293 Comments

How are other well-known Irish names voting in the referendum? We take a look.

# marriage - Sunday 17 May, 2015

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 9,436 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.

# marriage - Saturday 16 May, 2015

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 1,142 Views 393 Comments

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

Here's where gay people can get married across the world
# Mapping It Out
# Mapping It Out

Here's where gay people can get married across the world

May 16th 2015, 10:15 AM 57,925 Views 235 Comments

Ireland could join just 19 countries.

# marriage - Friday 15 May, 2015

Why voting No won't tackle the ethical challenges around surrogacy or donor conception
# Opinion
# Opinion

Why voting No won't tackle the ethical challenges around surrogacy or donor conception

May 15th 2015, 6:00 PM 138 Views 143 Comments

The ethical issues surrounding surrogacy and donor conception arise both straight and gay couples.

This couple got to see what they'll look like when they're older and things got so emotional
# In For The Long Haul
From The Daily Edge
# In For The Long Haul

This couple got to see what they'll look like when they're older and things got so emotional

May 15th 2015, 4:54 PM 7,266 Views 5 Comments

So many tears.

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 583 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.

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 47 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.

# marriage - Thursday 14 May, 2015

'I was born in 1950s conservative Ireland and I'm asking people to make this happen'
# Marriage Ref
# Marriage Ref

'I was born in 1950s conservative Ireland and I'm asking people to make this happen'

May 14th 2015, 11:39 AM 12,764 Views 244 Comments

The Taoiseach said 40,000 people who have never registered before have signed up to vote.

# marriage - Wednesday 13 May, 2015

'No' campaign slams funding cut for Catholic marriage-counselling service
# No Accord
# No Accord

'No' campaign slams funding cut for Catholic marriage-counselling service

May 13th 2015, 10:00 PM 33,229 Views 252 Comments

The organisation, which received €1.9 million from Tusla last year, is to lose €378,000 of that funding in 2015.

# marriage - Tuesday 12 May, 2015

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 25,293 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 62 Views 243 Comments

We can help heal Ireland and send a powerful message to the world about what kind of people we are.

# marriage - Monday 11 May, 2015

'Same-sex marriage referendum WON'T change adoption in Ireland'
# What You Need To Know
# What You Need To Know

'Same-sex marriage referendum WON'T change adoption in Ireland'

May 11th 2015, 10:00 PM 31,860 Views 331 Comments

No matter which way you vote, Special Rapporteur for Children, Geoffrey Shannon has said.

'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 122 Views 137 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

# marriage - Sunday 10 May, 2015

Here's how the Catholic Church in Britain has responded to same-sex marriage
# Keep It Civil
# Keep It Civil

Here's how the Catholic Church in Britain has responded to same-sex marriage

May 10th 2015, 9:15 AM 32,010 Views 93 Comments

The first same-sex marriages in England, Wales and Scotland took place last year. So how has the Church stance changed on civil marriages?

# marriage - Saturday 9 May, 2015

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 8 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 49 Views 63 Comments

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

# marriage - Thursday 7 May, 2015

The Iona Institute have launched a new animated video to voice their 'No' arguments
# Same-Sex Marriage
# Same-Sex Marriage

The Iona Institute have launched a new animated video to voice their 'No' arguments

May 7th 2015, 11:21 AM 22,075 Views 415 Comments

The conservative group’s 2012 video ‘The Case for Man/Woman Marriage’ racked up over 100,000 views and was met with a scathing parody version.

# marriage - Tuesday 5 May, 2015

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 63 Views 274 Comments

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