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Historic day for Ireland

Ireland becomes the first country in the world to legalise same sex marriage with a public vote.  

Ireland becomes the first country in the world to legalise same sex marriage with a public vote.  

With 40 constituencies having now declared, the Yes vote is 62.3% and No 37.7%. The number of Yes votes is 1,128,209, with 682,932 votes for No. Some constituencies voted over 70% in favour.

 

The three constituencies still to declare are Cork North West, Cork South West and Cork East. ( via the Guardain website)

This is very much a pivotal moment in Ireland's history for equality, Ireland has so long being gripped by the shackles of Cathlocism.

Ireland has had a frosty past when it comes to equal rights and equality. During the 1980s heterosexual couples opting for cohabitation were still frowned upon outside certain parts of Dublin and a series of referendums confirmed the worst for those who had campaigned for abortion, divorce and contraception for all. Two referendums ended with a “no” to abortion and divorce in the 1983 and 1986. This set back the movement of the political left for many years. However the latest referendum has now guaranteed a future of fairness for all. 

 

For the next generation gay marriage won't even be a talking point. 

For the next generation gay marriage won't even be a talking point. 

Many thousands have gathered in Dublin this afternoon the parties will continue well into the night. People are set to host street parties over the bank holiday weekend.  

One happy family.  PictureS from the Guardian Newspaper Website. 

One happy family.  PictureS from the Guardian Newspaper Website. 

Congratulations Ireland, from Yorkshire!  

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