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# Same-Sex Marriage

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# Marriage equality
Irish people are sharing touching photos of their families in support of marriage equality
#FamilyMatters will make your heart burst.
# marriage ref
Rejoice! The vandalised Dublin marriage equality mural has been restored
It’s back and better than ever.
# Same-Sex
James Reilly: 'It is a misleading, bogus approach and reminds me of the divorce referendum'
The Minister for Children has come out strongly against the No side in the same-sex marriage referendum.
# 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.
# Referendum
'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.
# State of the Nation
Sinn Féin weighs into the same-sex marriage debate
Here’s everything you need to know about what’s happening in Irish politics right now…
# Same-Sex Marriage
The people in charge of the referendum are confident this ballot paper won't confuse you
That’s despite a very similar ballot paper confusing voters during the Seanad referendum two years ago.
# Street Art
A massive same-sex marriage mural appeared overnight in Dublin city
It was inspired by the painting Meeting on the Turret Stairs.
# on the list
Have you registered to vote in the marriage referendum? This handsome hipster clearly hasn't
Make your voice heard.
# Your Say
Poll: How will you vote in the same-sex marriage referendum?
Or will you vote at all?
# Marriage equality
16 Irish celebrities who have pledged their support for marriage equality
# shred of decency
A Dublin stationery shop is making confetti out of homophobic leaflets
Throw that hate up in the sky.
An archbishop says that Christians are "persecuted" over their views on marriage and abortion
The comments have been criticised.
# religious freedom
'We must never come close to having anything like Whites Only signs again'
Apple CEO Tim Cook has hit out at religious freedom laws.
# ringyourgranny
Irish YouTuber calls his granny to chat about the marriage referendum, gives us all the feels
<3 his granny.
# marriage ref
Conservative senator Jim Walsh resigns from Fianna Fáil parliamentary party
He does not agree with certain aspects of new family law.
# The High Table Interview
7 things we learned from our VERY revealing interview with Ronan Mullen
The independent senator talked same-sex marriage, adoption and being approached by Fine Gael in an interview with
# harmful
Senator warns against encouraging gay people to believe "sameness" achievable
Encouraging LGBT people to believe full equivalence is possible will “only cause more harm than good to them” he said.
# marriage ref
Broadcasters told to "focus on the issues" in marriage debate
The BAI believes debating can be done in a non-adversarial way.
# marriage ref
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.
# marriage ref
TD gives heart-warming response when asked if he'll marry his partner
Jerry Buttimer will be hoping for a Yes vote on 22 May.
# marriage referendum
Watch this TD's heart-warming response when we asked if he'll marry his partner
Jerry Buttimer will be hoping for a Yes vote on 22 May.
# Marriage equality
Irish people are having 'the chat' with their families about the marriage referendum and it's lovely
Inspired by the #RingYourGranny campaign.
# rock the vote
DCU is changing its exam timetable to allow students to vote in the marriage referendum
A DCU spokesperson told that the decision had been made for this year, but would be ongoing.
# ring your granny
These students rang their grannies to talk about same-sex marriage
They want young people to do the same.
# Popular
Support for the government has SHOT UP since Christmas
Over a third of people are now happy with the way they’re doing things.
# in bod we trust
Brian O'Driscoll tweeted his support of marriage equality and everyone is delighted
# marriage referendum
'I was devastated. I cried for weeks': Eamonn Coghlan reveals struggle with son's sexuality
The Fine Gael senator and former World Champion runner has given a passionate speech tonight.
# Referendum
Bishop 'regrets any hurt caused' by saying gay couples with children are not parents
Meanwhile, a rewording of the question in Irish being put to the public the same-sex marriage referendum has been announced.
VIDEO: 'We're Roman Catholics, 50 years married... and we're voting yes'
This video of Brighid and Paddy is being shared by the Vote With Us campaign.
# 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.
# Your Say
Poll: Should the GAA allow refs to wear 'gay pride' wristbands?
Or, for that matter, any other wristbands or symbols that could be construed as sending a political message?
# The High Table Interview
Here's what we learned from Enda Kenny's one-on-one with
The Taoiseach paid a visit to our HQ this week and he had plenty to say…
# sarcasm alert
Mary Lou says Alan Kelly has her 'quaking in her stilettos'
Meanwhile, a Syrizan minister got TWO standing ovations at Sinn Féin’s Ard Fheis.
# The Full Interview
WATCH: Enda on changing his mind, not taking himself seriously and running for president...
The Taoiseach was in with to talk the economy, the referendum, his salary and his future.
# Turned Down For What?
Cork company offers to make invites for gay couple refused by printer
The company at the centre of the controversy, Beulah Print, said they have declined a variety of work over the years because it was contrary to their beliefs.
# Your Say
Poll: Should companies be allowed to refuse service on religious grounds?
An incident with a printers in Drogheda has everyone talking today.
'Prison sex proves being gay is a choice' - potential US presidential candidate
Ben Carson has since walked back his claims.