Referendum for legalizing same-sex marriages in Ireland was launched

Referendum for legalizing same-sex marriages in Ireland was launched

Early indications of the world’s first national vote on the gay marriage legalization in Ireland show that the country in favor of the issue even though the official counting of the votes continues.

Early indications of the world’s first national vote on the gay marriage legalization in Ireland show that the country in favor of the issue even though the official counting of the votes continues. 

A Cabinet minister Leo Varadkar, who came out as a gay, when the efforts to change Ireland’s conservative Catholic constitution, stated:

We’re the first country in the world to enshrine marriage equality in our constitution and do so by popular mandate. That makes us a beacon, a light to the rest of the world of liberty and equality. So it’s a very proud day to be Irish.

Even the representatives of the “no” campaign realized their defeat. Irish Sen. Ronan Mullen said he is sure that the considerable majority would vote for “yes” and he wasn’t surprised about that.

Two men kiss as first results start to filter through in the referendum, Dublin, Ireland.

Two men kiss as first results of the referendum shown up in Dublin, Ireland.

Noel Whelan, a politician analyst, stated that even in rural areas the main part of citizens was reported to vote for”yes”, so the only question was how large that “yes” majority would be.

Leo Varadkar, who was the eyewitness of tabulating the votes at the County Dublin ballon center, admitted that about 70% of Irish capital’s residents voted in favour of same-sax marriage. He also stated that in the majority of districts outside Dublin were reporting about the strong “yes” leading and there wasn’t a single district yet, which had reported “no” majority.

The “yes” campaign has been always likely to win first of all because the young generation with its new borderless view at life approved it. Besides the “yes” campaign was chosen by all Ireland’s political parties.

Joan Burton, a Deputy Prime Minister said that predicted “yes” vote  for same-sex marriage was a rainbow moment for Ireland. She added that the scale with “yes” votes was a powerful message for the whole world.

The participants of Ireland's same-sex marriages referendum.

The participants of Ireland’s same-sex marriages referendum.

A huge day for equality is to come, when the results would be announced.

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