Friday February 21, 2020

A ‘rainbow moment’for the country

Politicians and Yes campaigners gathered at Dublin Castle to celebrate a resounding victory in the same-sex marriage referendum

Michael Brennan

Political Editor

@obraonain
23rd May, 2015
6
Cheering crowds celebrate the Yes vote at Dublin Castle yesterday afternoon Picture: Barry Cronin

Irish voters have passed the first same-sex marriage referendum in the world, in what has been hailed as a historic breakthrough for gay people.

There were hugs, tears and cheers from Yes campaigners at count centres around the country, as the scale of the victory became apparent.

The government will now pass a marriage equality bill to give effect to the passage of the referendum, meaning that it should be possible for gay people to...

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