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# marriageref

All time
# News Fix
Here's What Happened Today: Wednesday
A little girl egged at a No campaign event, the death of Derek Davis and a train crash in Philadelphia had people talking today.
# marref
Miss last night's Prime Time debate? Here's what people are talking about
“Equal does not mean the same.”
# where is the love?
'You are a real fa***t': TV presenter Brendan Courtney receives homophobic hate mail
Courtney said the postcard is a good example of the “bigotry that still exists in our culture”.
# CONSEQUENCES
John Waters: Same-sex marriage is not a free gift to give to the gay community
Waters said he envisages situations where a gay step parent could be given a superior status to a biological parent.
# Gender Identity
Facebook now has 70 options under gender for Irish users
The new definitions include hermaphrodite and gender fluid.
# perfect timing
A photographer captured two girls defiantly kissing in front of a No protester
The photo was snapped just outside Trinity College.
# policing
'It is appalling that the GRA has come out in favour of a Yes vote'
Nuala O’Loan, former Police Ombudsman for Northern Ireland, said she isn’t keen on the GRA’s position.
# marriageref
'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.
# Cancer
Huge outpouring of support as Irish Times journalist Una Mullally reveals cancer diagnosis
The Irish Times journalist writes passionately about the support from her girlfriend and the upcoming marriage equality referendum.
# News Fix
Here's What Happened Today: Sunday
Labour’s support for same sex marriage, the death of a rally driver and the devastation in Nepal all had people talking.
# check it
Are you voting in the May referendums? Better check you're on the register
The register is updated every year, so you better check you are on it.
# ramping up
Irish people have already donated €80,000 to the No campaign
Organisers said donations have all been from inside the country and from individuals.
# family matters
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.
# Voting
Islamic Centre issues advice to Irish Muslims on same-sex marriage referendum
Shaykh Umar Al-Qadri, said Muslims must believe in equality and inclusiveness.
# marriageref
14 excellent marriage equality tattoos
These are <3
# ssmref
This is what the Youth Defence website looks like today
It displays a message that reads “Vote Yes”.
# red herring
'Not a chance' schools will lose funding if they don't support same-sex marriage
It has been dismissed as a ‘red herring’.
# ssmref
Referendum threat could mean 4,000 fewer priests to sign off on marriages
Catholic priests are threatening to stop acting as solemnisers.
# pcgonemad
Senator Fidelma Healy Eames says THAT tweet was about starting an open debate
Former Fine Gael senator was trending on Twitter yesterday.
# pcgonemad
Senator Fidelma Healy Eames is trending again, this time about Mother's Day
She thinks that ‘political correctness has gone mad’.
# Family
Bishop says gay couples with children are not parents
In an interview with Newstalk this morning, Bishop Kevin Doran also said women shouldn’t abort a baby just to get back at their rapist.