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# Same-Sex Marriage

All time
# luv u alabama
Here's why George Takei asked the internet to give the finger to Alabama last night
Well, the wedding finger.
# marriage ref
'What mother wouldn't want this for her children?': New video campaign urges Yes vote
The Yes side has launched a new website urging people to contribute video messages.
As a practising Catholic, I didn't always support same sex marriage – but I do now
Two things happened that changed my mind…
# Gay Rights
'From a very young age, I knew I was the same as a murderer or rapist'
Watch Dustin Lance Black’s incredible speech at UCD.
# Same-Sex Marriage
Enda: "It’s about your right to say two small words, made up of three simple letters – I DO"
The Taoiseach delivered his keynote address to the Fine Gael faithful in Castlebar tonight, and gave his strongest backing yet for the referendum.
# State of the Nation
Will new family law impact same-sex marriage vote?
Here’s everything you need to know about what’s happening in Irish politics right now…
An octogenarian gentleman taught me that it's never too late to come out
News of Pat Carey’s brave move reminds Dil Wickremasinghe of an elderly man who asked to connect with LGBT community. “I’ve wanted to do this all my life,” he said.
# Your Say
Poll: Have you decided how you'll vote in the same-sex marriage referendum?
Or are you going to wait until nearer the date?
# Section 37
Gay teacher pixellates face in video so bosses don't see her
The lip-sync video was made for Newstalk’s Open To All competition.
# Changing times
Alan Shatter wants a referendum on abortion ... and divorce
The former justice minister thinks it’s time we change the Constitution – in a number of ways.
Opinion: Same-sex marriage will be decided by the silent (possibly disinterested) majority
I am not gay, none of my close relations are gay, and very few of my friends are gay. So I’ve struggled with the question “how does this affect me?”
# Referendum
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.
# Referendum
Where is same-sex marriage legal?
Ireland could be joining the list this year.
# Sweet Home Alabama
Gay politician warns opponents she will reveal their affairs if they use "family values" in marriage debate
“I will not stand by and allow legislators to talk about ‘family values’ when they have affairs.”
# no room for complacency
'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.
# go to the polls
The Government has a LOT of referendums to get through over the next few years
Anyone excited for the Unified Patent Court vote?
# Google It
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.
# oh breda
7 people who would definitely marry their mams if the marriage referendum passes*
*Shh, don’t worry. No one will be marrying their mams. We think.
# Referendum
'Should we allow mothers to marry their daughters?'
The marriage equality debate has begun in earnest…
# Equality
Here's the wording you'll be voting on in same-sex marriage referendum
Frances Fitzgerald said she hopes there will be “a constructive and respectful debate” on the issue.
# marriage referendum
Church of Ireland group has come out in support of a 'yes' vote
The Changing Attitude Ireland group has said marriage should be available to couples, “without distinction as to their sex”.
# Same-Sex Marriage
'There was no cake or anything': This Labour TD had a very small wedding last year
Dominic Hannigan wed his partner of over 20 years on New Year’s Eve.
# Not #vinb
We love a good debate: Claire Byrne's panel show gets off to a flying start
The current affairs discussion programme went straight for the jugular with a debate on same-sex marriage
Watch Colin Farrell speak out passionately for same-sex marriage
Farrell discussed the issue on Claire Byrne Live last night.
# Same-Sex Marriage
Colin Farrell: 'My brother got plenty of beatings for being gay'
The Irish actor says he supports same sex marriage.
# Analysis
Why no politician should ever have to do what Leo Varadkar did ever again
Analysis: Yesterday was a seminal moment in Irish public life, but it shouldn’t be the norm.
# Referendum
"It's not something that defines me": Health Minister Leo Varadkar on being gay
The Minister spoke to Miriam O’Callaghan this morning.
# Your Say
Poll: How do you intend to vote in the same-sex marriage referendum?
The polls suggest a landslide, are they correct?
# coast to coast
In three months, gay marriage could be legal in all 50 US states
The Supreme Court is being asked if a ban in four states is allowed under the constitution.
# Referendum
New poll shows 76% support for same-sex marriage
The details were in the first opinion poll of 2015.
# bush the younger
Jeb Bush wants to give Americans the 'Right to Rise' as White House bid moves closer
The former Florida Governor also struck a conciliatory note on same-sex marriage.
# Vote Yes
'I think it is time to do this': Enda Kenny is happy to campaign for same-sex marriage
The Taoiseach is backing a Yes vote.
# The High Table Interview
This Labour TD wishes he didn't have to talk about being gay
John Lyons speaks to about next year’s same-sex marriage referendum.
# Your Say
Poll: How will you vote in the same-sex marriage referendum?
The campaigns on both sides will be kicking off shortly.
# d'ruling
Complaint about Brendan O'Carroll's on-air gay marriage support rejected
BAI says having people on both sides of every debate is not an “absolute requirement”.
# Vote
The same-sex marriage referendum will take place next May
Cabinet has agreed on a proposal to hold a number of other referenda on the same day.
# Prime Numbers
Obesity, Waterford Crystal, and a Massey Ferguson tractor: The week in numbers
Plus: What percentage of men in Ireland are overweight or obese?
# marriage referendum
'There's no ruling on marriage equality' - BAI denies censorship claims
The authority says that there is no automatic requirement to balance a discussion.