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Ireland Becomes First Country to Legalise Same-Sex Marriage
May 26, 2015

Ireland has officially passed the same-sex marriage referendum with 1.2 million people voting in its favour. The result was clear from very early in the count. The ‘Yes’ vote prevailed by 62 to 38 per cent with a large 60.5 per cent turnout. In total, 1,201,607 people voted in favour with 734,300 against, giving a majority of 467,307. The total valid poll was 1,935,907.

  • Ireland has a written constitution which can only be amended by referendum.

  • With this passage of same-sex marriage referendum, now Irish constitution gives equal status to marriage between two people of the same sex as compared to a marriage between a man and a woman.

  • Now in Ireland same sex married persons will be recognised as a family and will be entitled to the constitutional protection and their rights.


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