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# Same-Sex Marriage

All time
Ireland is the talk of the world as voters decide on same-sex marriage
We’ll be talking all things referendum here today.
# Your Say
Poll: How will you vote in today's same-sex marriage referendum?
Don’t worry, this is all anonymous.
# polls are open
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.
# global headlines
Make no mistake, the eyes of the world are on Ireland right now
Ireland’s Catholic past means tomorrow’s vote is being viewed with curiosity.
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.
We asked Joan Burton to rule out another referendum if this one doesn't pass
The Tánaiste dropped by’s offices today to make one last pitch for a Yes vote.
# Bruce Arnold
Journalist says that 'homosexuality was never a crime in Ireland'
Bruce Arnold has spoken out against former President Mary McAleese taking a position in the same-sex marriage referendum.
# State of the Nation
Bertie and Enda to be quizzed about banking collapse
Here’s everything you need to know about what’s happening in Irish politics right now…
# grand designs
Amazing video shows exactly how the Galway castle mural was created
With great care.
# making headlines
Irish marriage equality mural makes front page of the International New York Times
Caslin took to Twitter this morning to share the news.
# hatemail
'Sorry to hear about your cancer, but maybe it's the will of God'
Journalist Una Mullally has received an outpouring of support after tweeting homophobic hatemail.
'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.
# you asked
The answers to your questions ahead of the same-sex marriage referendum
You asked and we got the referendum commissioner, Kevin Cross, to answer.
"It's not just a single sex referendum": The inside story of the Galway castle mural
Artist Joe Caslin tells the story of how it all came about.
# War of Words
Senator: I don't think it's appropriate to teach children about same-sex marriage
The No side has dismissed claims they’re using “dirty tactics”.
# loose women
Coleen Nolan under fire after comparing gay rights with supporting ISIS
Some viewers have been calling for ITV to fire the presenter over her comments.
# Hello Ladies
Pictures: The new lesbian mural placed on the side of a castle in Co Galway
The artwork, completed in recent days, is at Caherkinmonwee Castle – around 20 minutes from the city.
# Support
Mary McAleese says 'the only children affected by this referendum will be Ireland's gay children'
The former President is calling for a Yes vote in the same sex marriage referendum this Friday.
# Yes or No
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.
# Feeling left out
Fianna Fáil and Sinn Féin are REALLY unhappy with RTÉ
The parties feel excluded from the broadcasters referendum debates.
# marriage referendum
We asked every TD and Senator if they’re voting Yes or No. Here’s what they said...
The majority are leaning one way.
# marriage referendum
Politicians tell us why they're voting Yes or No
Do you support same-sex marriage?
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.
# Newlyweds
Luxembourg's Prime Minister has just married his boyfriend
It is the first same-sex marriage by an EU leader.
# Same-Sex Marriage
With less than a week to go, the Yes side is sustaining a commanding poll lead
It will take a big turnaround for the proposal to be defeated.
# Just for Laughs
Someone has finally made a properly funny video about the same-sex marriage referendum
Fun for your Friday.
# marriage referendum
Need a lift to your polling centre? Hailo is offering voters free trips
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.
# Your Say
Poll: How are you going to vote in the same-sex marriage referendum?
There’s just a week to go.
# Callan's kick
Oliver Callan gagged by RTÉ after publicly calling for Yes vote in marriage referendum
The comedian has assured the station that he won’t be making any further public comments.
# Breaking the rules
TD refusing to remove his Yes Equality pin in Leinster House
Jerry Buttimer insists his pin is “not a political badge”.
# marriage referendum
David Norris: "As a gay man, I would really welcome being voted to be an equal person"
The independent senator came on the plinth to dismiss No side claims about funding to groups campaigning for a Yes vote.
# Homophobic
"This is about fear...": Renua candidate's poster defaced with anti-gay slurs
Paddy McKee, a Kilkenny councillor who is openly gay, quit Fianna Fáil earlier this year to run for Lucinda Creighton’s party.
# Concerned
GAA star Ger Brennan says Government has hijacked emotions and he's voting No in marriage ref
Asked if he thinks he’ll be “vilified”, he said: “If I am, I am. I have a thick skin.”
# raspberry jam for all
Enda Kenny buttered scones on TV - and talked about his same-sex marriage 'journey'
The Taoiseach stopped by TV3 this morning, but there was no sign of Vincent Browne.
# marriage referendum
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.
# State of the Nation
Same-sex marriage debate heats up amid growing fears of No vote
Here’s everything you need to know about what’s happening in Irish politics right now…