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# Marriage

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The Iona Institute have launched a new animated video to voice their 'No' arguments
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.
What would a No vote signal to young gay Ireland?
The result of the referendum will send a clear message to those young people in schoolyards and exam halls.
South African man who 'copied and pasted' wife's eulogy charged with murdering her
Christopher Panayiotou gave a “moving tribute” to his wife last week. Now he’s been charged with her murder.
What lies ahead in the closing weeks of the marriage referendum campaign?
With the result still far from guaranteed, where are campaigners likely to focus their energies in the final days?
Can you name one gender-specific parenting attribute? Me neither.
Peel away the fluffy platitudes behind the ‘complementarity’ of men and women in marriage and you’ll find a troublesome ideology.
'Worse than losing my seat': Leo would be absolutely devastated with a No vote
The Health Minister, who came out publicly in January, helped launch Fine Gael’s referendum campaign today.
Enda has pretty much ruled out a live TV debate with the No side
Kenny said the issue is not a party political one.
‘What about the children?’ As one of the children in question, I say a No vote will hurt us
There will be children who pass ‘Vote No’ posters on their way to and from school and wonder why these strangers seem to hate their families.
'There isn't a celebrity in the country who would dare come out and say they're voting No'
There was a heated debate on the upcoming referendum between Ronan Mullen and Simon Coveney this morning.
Child bride faces death penalty over accusation she poisoned her husband
The key witness in the case is a 7-year-old girl who is the sister of the man’s other wife.
Behold! The wedding RSVP card to beat all others
The actual Spanish inquisition.
My experience as a mother is why I’m fighting for a Yes vote
I have two children. For one of them a simple model of a happy life is currently unobtainable. Being gay, my son is denied a right his older sister takes for granted.
"All I wanted to do was fit in": Son of Mary McAleese on growing up gay in Ireland
McAleese – who is now a Ryanair executive – is campaigning for a ‘Yes’ vote in next month’s same-sex marriage referendum.
I hope the next generation will know no such thing as 'gay marriage' – but just 'marriage'
I want to live my life openly and freely and not to let me sexuality define me. I am not straight, I am not gay – I am a man.
No campaign says 'Yes' victory could see babies left 'deliberately motherless'
The No campaign for the same-sex marriage referendum was officially launched today and their message was crystal clear – it IS about children.
'Text people, Facebook people, use Twitter': Gerry Adams asks for a 'Yes' vote
The campaigning ahead of next month’s vote is in full swing.
To thee I do wed: A century of marriage in Ireland
How was it when your parents and grandparents got hitched? And how does today’s Ireland compare?
Have you registered to vote in the marriage referendum? This handsome hipster clearly hasn't
Make your voice heard.
Why are we waiting longer and longer to get married?
With all the pressure on the younger generation, is it any wonder that so many postpone the ‘big day’?
This woman has actually filed for divorce through Facebook
What a time to be alive.
Irish brides and grooms are older than they've ever been
The average age is now 33 for a bride and 35 for a groom.
A religious 'conscience clause'. The church wants it but campaigners say ‘licence to discriminate’
Archbishop Diarmuid Martin wants lay people to have similar rights to churches.
Ryan Gosling is grand with Eva Mendes wearing a tracksuit, actually
The actress jokingly said that wearing a tracksuit was the “number one cause of divorce”, and everyone panicked.
These students rang their grannies to talk about same-sex marriage
They want young people to do the same.
'Every time another engagement or wedding is announced I feel more like an outsider'
Teacher Paul Knox says he doesn’t want to be sitting at other peoples’ weddings for the rest of his life. He one day wants to sit at his own.
Poll: Is it okay for a woman to propose marriage?
It’s 2015 and this is still something people are divided about.
As a practising Catholic, I didn't always support same sex marriage – but I do now
Two things happened that changed my mind…
'I mistakenly believed I had legal rights to my own children'
New legislation being published today will give protections to non-traditonal Irish families.
This ad for an extra-marital affairs website is too sexy for the French
The website claims to be the first such site designed by women.
Indian groom has fit at wedding, so bride marries someone else
She says, “I do.” He says, “You’ll do.”
Karl Pilkington proposes to stranger's girlfriend for him, as only Karl Pilkington can
“I’m not going to tell you what to do because I don’t know him. He could be a right lump.”
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.
'Members of Travelling community too young to drink, drive or smoke crossing border to get married'
Labour Senator James Heffernan said he knew of girls aged as young as 12 who knew whom they would be marrying.
Gay teacher who pixellated her face wins dream wedding
Good news for Pixel and Caoimhe.
Attention lovebirds: RTÉ wants to pay for your wedding
The Today show launched a competition to win a €20,000 wedding reception at a hotel in Meath.
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.
'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.
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.
'We go into a room as two people, sign a book and leave as one': Stephen Fry is married
Like his engagement announcement, Fry told the world of the marriage through a tweet.