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Ireland Votes to Legalize Same-Sex Marriage


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Darren
- 1461 days ago - washingtonpost.com
DUBLIN âEUR" Ireland has voted resoundingly to legalize gay marriage in the worldâEUR(TM)s first national vote on the issue, leaders on both sides of the Irish referendum declared Saturday even as official ballot counting continued.



   

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Harsha Vardhana (56)
Saturday May 23, 2015, 4:05 am
Kudos to Ireland!
 

Fran F (116)
Saturday May 23, 2015, 4:12 am
Good for them!
 

Past Member (0)
Saturday May 23, 2015, 5:39 am
Great news--will never understand what the big deal is with loving the same sex. thx Darren
 

Carrie B (306)
Saturday May 23, 2015, 12:13 pm
Who would have thought? Good news for Ireland!
 

Animae C (508)
Saturday May 23, 2015, 2:05 pm
Fantastic news, well done Ireland!!

Thanx Darren
 

Lois Jordan (63)
Saturday May 23, 2015, 5:09 pm
Noted. Thanks for posting this wonderful news, Darren.
O.K.,U.S.....ball is in your court! Time to step up and show some social conscience.
 

wendy k (163)
Saturday May 23, 2015, 6:38 pm
Shows the importance of removing religion from the "state". Ireland is a modern thinking Country, and it has experienced and had enough of oppression !
 

Vicky P (476)
Sunday May 24, 2015, 1:21 pm
good for them, from the pictures, it made so many people happy ^^ The no side was just using kids and religion to promote bigotry so good for the Majority for making it legal and not listening to that side
 

Sheryl G (359)
Sunday May 24, 2015, 8:53 pm
Wow....this one amazes me. They let a woman not that long ago, that wasn't even a citizen and didn't have the same faith die because they wouldn't allow her an abortion even to save her life.....yet on this, they are the first Country in the world.

I'm happy for everyone.....but how people think has my head spinning. Now might they not let women die?
 

Therese Davey (1)
Wednesday May 27, 2015, 2:12 am
Dandelion G. may I respectfully say please look up the inquest for poor Savita (may she rest in peace), she died because she had the worst case of Sepsis the specialist had seen and poor management of her case. Termination of pregnancies happened in Ireland at the time when it was necessary to save the life of the Mother and was about to happen but sadly Savita died. Her nationality or faith had nothing to do with it, please inform yourself fully before you condemn us. The same week an Irish lady died in a taxi in England following an abortion, the media never told that story. Thankfully, we can freely vote on issues in our country.
 

Ulane V (48)
Wednesday May 27, 2015, 11:06 am
Great news. Ireland is not the first country to allow same-sex marriages, before came Netherlands,Belgium,Brazil,Spain,South-Africa,Iceland,Canada,Luxemburg,Norway,Portugal,France,Sweden,Finland,Slovenia,Denmark,Uruquay,New Zealand,England,Wales,Scotland.
Still the list of countries where it is not allowed is too long.
Everyone should be allowed to love and marry whomever they wanted and have the same rights.
 

Lady S (446)
Wednesday May 27, 2015, 8:38 pm
Truly historic.
 

Lady S (446)
Wednesday May 27, 2015, 8:38 pm
Ulane , Ireland wasn't the first. But it was the first to do so by popular vote. :)
 

Past Member (0)
Wednesday July 1, 2015, 9:56 pm
Noted, thanks Darren.
 
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