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# Marriage

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Has the Catholic Church backtracked on its concerns over their role in weddings?
Read and decide for yourself.
Hunt on for man who donated wife's wedding dress with love note attached
The image has taken off around the world.
Irish couples spend €24,000 on their wedding and honeymoon
And a lot of people don’t like speeches.
A remote US island has struck a blow for marriage equality in the Pacific
Guam has struck down a ban on same-sex marriage.
Are brides-to-be supposed to love wedding dresses? Unfortunately I'm not one of them...
I’ve recently gotten engaged and have since come to the (unfortunate) conclusion that I completely detest all wedding dresses.
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.
A man has offered Barack Obama 50 cows for his daughter
The White House hasn’t responded.
23 incredible moments you probably missed (in all the excitement) last Saturday
Well. That escalated quickly.
"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.
This referendum will be remembered as a victory for equality, democracy and love
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.
How did your constituency vote in the marriage referendum?
Here’s how they voted where you’re from.
What an extraordinary, historic and momentous day for Ireland
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 just joined Panti on a triumphant walk through Dublin city centre.
This couple went straight from their wedding to the polling station today
Going to the polling station, gonna cast vo-oh-oh-ote…
No selfies or badges: What you need to know before you vote today
Here’s everything you need to know.
It’s not scaremongering to look at the bioethical implications of the marriage referendum
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
Former president of the Irish Countrywomen’s Association, Mamo McDonald, explains why she will be voting Yes tomorrow.
'Lock up your wives and don't let them use WhatsApp'
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
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"
Long-term couples talk about their lives together – and their hopes for the future – ahead of Friday’s vote on same-sex marriage.
A woman will choose between two husbands for an Irish radio competition
The potentially explosive social experiment will be running until June 16th.
'The marriage referendum proposal could affect future laws relating to children'
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?
Dr Daragh McGreal discusses the potential economic impact of the same-sex marriage vote.
Louis Walsh joins the Irish celebs backing a Yes vote
How are other well-known Irish names voting in the referendum? We take a look.
My wonderful gay family: I was raised by two loving, beautiful lesbian mums
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
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
Ireland could join just 19 countries.
Why voting No won't tackle the ethical challenges around surrogacy or donor conception
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
So many tears.
Marriage is the only institution which unites children with their mother and father
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
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.
'I was born in 1950s conservative Ireland and I'm asking people to make this happen'
The Taoiseach said 40,000 people who have never registered before have signed up to vote.
'No' campaign slams funding cut for Catholic marriage-counselling service
The organisation, which received €1.9 million from Tusla last year, is to lose €378,000 of that funding in 2015.
Mary Lou was told to remove the Yes Equality badge she wore in the Dáil earlier
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
We can help heal Ireland and send a powerful message to the world about what kind of people we are.
'Same-sex marriage referendum WON'T change adoption in Ireland'
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'
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
Here's how the Catholic Church in Britain has responded to same-sex marriage
The first same-sex marriages in England, Wales and Scotland took place last year. So how has the Church stance changed on civil marriages?
We cannot vote. We need you to stand in our place.
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?
Democracy is on the brain following the shock UK general election result and the pending marriage referendum here…