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# Same-Sex Marriage

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# Marriage equality
The artist behind Dublin's marriage equality mural is back with a piece for Belfast Pride
Joe Caslin’s mural in Dublin was one of the iconic images of last year’s referendum.
# Marriage equality
The day that Ireland changed forever
One year on from the historic same-sex marriage referendum, key figures from both sides share their memories.
# second chance at love
Former US senator (90) set to marry his same-sex partner
Harris Wofford had previously been married to a woman for almost 50 years.
# hey mama
A groom reunited with his Venezuelan mammy on Don't Tell The Bride and everyone teared up
SO lovely.
# tank limo
Don't Tell The Bride's first same-sex wedding has a 1916 theme
This is gonna be great.
# Controversy
Manny Pacquiao apologises after comments that gay couples are 'worse than animals'
The boxer was speaking ahead of May elections in the Philippines.
# 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.
# Tragedy
Australia refuses to recognise British couple's marriage after man dies on honeymoon
Marco and David Bulmer-Rizzi were married in London last year.
# Paddy Kilduff
Fianna Fáil councillor refuses to comment after saying lesbians having babies is 'gross'
Paddy Kilduff made the remarks in a recording published by The Irish Sun this morning.
Eamon Gilmore named one of the Leading Global Thinkers of 2015
That’s according to Foreign Policy magazine – and it’s thanks to his work on the marriage referendum.
# Unreal
Check out this incredible image from one of Ireland's first same-sex marriages
What a photo. Who says there’s too much rain in this country.
# At last
You need to see this amazing photo from one of Ireland's first same-sex marriages
Let the fabulous photos begin.
# secret life
Gay priest says hiding his sexuality is 'tearing him apart'
“I’m not unnatural, I’m not sub-human, I’m not any different to anyone else in society and I am an equal, but that’s not the reality.”
# heartbroken
Red tape prevented this gay couple from marrying today
Dolores Murphy and her partner Mabel Stoop-Murphy were due to be one of the first same-sex couples to officially wed today.
# Getting hitched
Same-sex couples can get married in Ireland from today
Any couples who got married abroad will also automatically have their marriages recognised here.
# marref
'The Irish people blazed a trail': Final step taken to allow same-sex marriage in Ireland
The Department of Justice confirmed that from next Monday, couples can register their intention to marry with marriage registrars.
# like castro
Dublin's planned new 'Rainbow Walks' could be in place by next summer
The walkways would mark spots of significance to the LGBT community and could help boost tourism.
# marriage referendum
A woman sprinkled holy water to 'cleanse her yard' after Yes campaigners' visit
A new book about the Yes Equality campaign carries some fascinating anecdotes from the canvass trail.
# United States
This same-sex couple want to get married... but are already father and son
It comes down to a snag with the adoption laws.
# Stormont
Same-sex marriage bill passed (then blocked) in Northern Ireland
Four previous attempts to introduce same-sex marriage in Stormont were narrowly defeated.
# balance
TV and radio watchdog reject complaints that Chris Donoghue was 'rude and hostile'
TV and radio watchdog busy with complaints about same-sex marriage
# two sides to a story
Did RTÉ need to get such 'extreme views' for balance in the marriage referendum?
Rory O’Neill doesn’t think so.
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.
# Weddings by Christmas
Watch the historic moment same-sex marriage moved a step closer
Applause broke out in the Seanad as the Marriage Bill passed all stages today
# Same-Sex Marriage
David Norris: I am not in favour of incest, I never have been
The independent senator has sought to clarify remarks he made in the Seanad on Tuesday.
# Seanad
David Norris says that gay cousins should be allowed to marry each other
“It wouldn’t take a feather out of me if two cousin married each other. What’s the problem with that. Really?”
# referendum wait
Marriage Equality jumped another legal hurdle today as marriages move closer
The bill will now move to the Seanad before it is enacted.
# becoming law
Ireland says 'I do': The Marriage Equality Bill will be published tomorrow
The government approved the legislation today.
# rocky patch
Anti-gay marriage clerk released from jail, annoys Eye of the Tiger writer
Kim Davis’ fourth husband was present at the rally.
# Kentucky
Joyous scenes - and insults - as gay couples get marriage licences
One man harassed a couple, saying: “More sodomites getting married?” He was asked to leave the building.
# Kentucky
Clerk jailed for refusing to issue same-sex marriage licences
“God’s moral law conflicts with my job duties,” Kim Davis told the judge.
The appeals against the marriage referendum result are in the last chance saloon
Both parties involved have lodged an application to appeal with the Supreme Court.
# appeal
An Australian gay couple in their 80s wants the right to get married before they die
“I’m sure our relationship is just as devoted as his is and why [should] we be looked at in any different way?”
# big discussion
Australia might get to vote on same-sex marriage - on one condition
It all depends on the next parliament.
# 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.’
# marref
An Australian documentary about the marriage referendum has been getting a huge response
The programme looked at a lot of the key players in the campaign.
# bitter dispute
America has ended its ban on gay leaders (but there's an opt-out for church-backed troops)
The organisation has been under pressure to do so since June’s US Supreme Court ruling to allow same-sex marriage nationwide.
# real family
Putin's party launches a 'flag for straights’ to combat 'gay fever'
Because Russia.
# Say what?
Australian minister says same-sex marriage could be bad for beef exports
“I don’t think if you go and pass a piece of legislation and say a diamond is a square makes diamonds squares – they’re two different things.”