Elsewhere on the BBC. The most insightful comments on all subjects will be published daily in dedicated articles. Want an ad-free experience? More on this story. Election They are among the same-sex spouses who had already married abroad but whose marriages were not legally recognised in their own country, until now.
Laws in Finland and Slovenia are pending Ireland wants to change its constitution to extend civil marriage rights to same-sex couples Any constitutional amendments must be approved by parliament and then put to the people in a referendum On 22 May Ireland will ask its citizens if "marriage may be contracted in accordance with law by two persons without distinction as to their sex" Only Irish citizens who are registered and living in the state can vote Past referendums have been very divisive.
He says a lot of voters have been thinking about their grandchildren and giving them the same opportunities in life, should they be gay. Close Equality: 'Surge in interest from irish couples in availing of UK marriages laws'. Ursula Halligan and Pat Carey have inspired people to reveal their sexuality, says support network.
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In total, 1, people voted in favour withagainst, giving a majority ofPublished 21 May Home Page World U. Gay marriage around the world. No campaigners congratulated the Yes side. Mr Conroy is a member of Catholic advocacy group the Iona Institute and has been openly critical of the Yes campaign.
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