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#Same-Sex Marriage

Catholic leaders are out in force arguing against same-sex marriage
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Catholic leaders are out in force arguing against same-sex marriage

May 10th 2015, 7:11 PM 36,205 Views 397 Comments

One bishop believes schoolbooks that view marriage as solely between a man and a woman could face legal challenges if the vote is passed.

Here's how the Catholic Church in Britain has responded to same-sex marriage
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Here's how the Catholic Church in Britain has responded to same-sex marriage

May 10th 2015, 9:15 AM 32,018 Views 93 Comments

The first same-sex marriages in England, Wales and Scotland took place last year. So how has the Church stance changed on civil marriages?

Studio clashes, Bosco ... Here's what to expect in the countdown to referendum day
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Studio clashes, Bosco ... Here's what to expect in the countdown to referendum day

May 9th 2015, 8:30 PM 19,632 Views 127 Comments

Passions have been running high in the debate so far – and there’ll be plenty more opportunities for the two sides to get their points across.

We cannot vote. We need you to stand in our place.
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We cannot vote. We need you to stand in our place.

May 9th 2015, 7:30 PM 10 Views 155 Comments

As an emigrant, I’m urging people to go to the polls on 22 May. Every single vote matters.

Irish abroad are calling for you to use your vote at home
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Irish abroad are calling for you to use your vote at home

May 9th 2015, 1:55 PM 17,756 Views 127 Comments

They won’t be able to vote in elections and referendums here any time soon.

It would be "insane" to pass this referendum - former Fine Gael councillor
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It would be "insane" to pass this referendum - former Fine Gael councillor

May 9th 2015, 7:15 AM 35,836 Views 388 Comments

Professor Bill Tormey has clarified why he’ll be voting no on 22 May.

The family in the No poster say they would vote Yes in same-sex marriage referendum
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The family in the No poster say they would vote Yes in same-sex marriage referendum

May 7th 2015, 10:00 PM 34,658 Views 229 Comments

The couple said they were never paid for the images.

Shop sent hate mail over Yes to same-sex marriage poster
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Shop sent hate mail over Yes to same-sex marriage poster

May 7th 2015, 6:06 PM 30,483 Views 127 Comments

There are now plans to put even more posters up.

The Iona Institute have launched a new animated video to voice their 'No' arguments
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The Iona Institute have launched a new animated video to voice their 'No' arguments

May 7th 2015, 11:21 AM 22,082 Views 415 Comments

The conservative group’s 2012 video ‘The Case for Man/Woman Marriage’ racked up over 100,000 views and was met with a scathing parody version.

Roddy Doyle just used Game of Thrones to argue in favour of same-sex marriage
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# Game O’ Throne

Roddy Doyle just used Game of Thrones to argue in favour of same-sex marriage

May 6th 2015, 7:48 PM 4,428 Views 1 Comment

He’s done it again.

Archbishop Diarmuid Martin wants to make something clear: He's voting No
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Archbishop Diarmuid Martin wants to make something clear: He's voting No

May 6th 2015, 4:34 PM 17,424 Views 186 Comments

He says he doesn’t usually give his voting preference but is making an exception.

Miss last night's Prime Time debate? Here's what people are talking about
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Miss last night's Prime Time debate? Here's what people are talking about

May 6th 2015, 7:20 AM 62,944 Views 346 Comments

“Equal does not mean the same.”

Leo: People have offered to pray for me and save my soul
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Leo: People have offered to pray for me and save my soul

May 5th 2015, 9:55 PM 31,917 Views 100 Comments

The health minister isn’t too bothered though.

What would a No vote signal to young gay Ireland?
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What would a No vote signal to young gay Ireland?

May 5th 2015, 7:30 PM 63 Views 274 Comments

The result of the referendum will send a clear message to those young people in schoolyards and exam halls.

Did you make the voter registration deadline? A lot of people tried
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Did you make the voter registration deadline? A lot of people tried

May 5th 2015, 5:21 PM 27,615 Views 63 Comments

Queues were spotted at local council offices.

What lies ahead in the closing weeks of the marriage referendum campaign?
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What lies ahead in the closing weeks of the marriage referendum campaign?

May 4th 2015, 3:30 PM 46 Views 209 Comments

With the result still far from guaranteed, where are campaigners likely to focus their energies in the final days?

Church still undecided if it will carry out civil ceremonies if referendum passes
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Church still undecided if it will carry out civil ceremonies if referendum passes

May 4th 2015, 2:14 PM 23,624 Views 327 Comments

Archbishop Eamon Martin says the referendum also raises issues about what it teaches children.

Senior Archbishop warns: Church could face legal action for opposing gay marriage
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Senior Archbishop warns: Church could face legal action for opposing gay marriage

May 2nd 2015, 6:00 PM 17,636 Views 152 Comments

The head of the Catholic Church in Ireland has issued a long message to churchgoers tonight.

This audience member's reaction was clear ... what did everyone else make of the Late Late debate?
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This audience member's reaction was clear ... what did everyone else make of the Late Late debate?

May 2nd 2015, 8:02 AM 84,100 Views 594 Comments

Strong exchanges, personal experiences, and a diverse array of speakers made last night’s debate a must-watch affair.

Water protesters mistaken for No campaigners and called 'homophobe b***ards'
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Water protesters mistaken for No campaigners and called 'homophobe b***ards'

May 1st 2015, 5:47 PM 21,877 Views 129 Comments

“We are getting dog’s abuse.”

IDA boss didn't talk to the government before calling for a Yes vote
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IDA boss didn't talk to the government before calling for a Yes vote

May 1st 2015, 4:55 PM 14,356 Views 105 Comments

Martin Shanahan’s call for a Yes vote in the same-sex marriage referendum has not gone down well with the No side.

This Dublin gaming shop's new equality shutter is perfectly apt
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This Dublin gaming shop's new equality shutter is perfectly apt

May 1st 2015, 11:39 AM 5,412 Views 8 Comments

This is so lovely.

Some older gay people are 'excruciatingly lonely' and 'struggle to exist'
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Some older gay people are 'excruciatingly lonely' and 'struggle to exist'

Apr 30th 2015, 1:35 PM 17,127 Views 197 Comments

Pat Carey has said many people of his generation have contacted him since he came out publicly.

'Worse than losing my seat': Leo would be absolutely devastated with a No vote
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'Worse than losing my seat': Leo would be absolutely devastated with a No vote

Apr 27th 2015, 8:00 PM 16,168 Views 134 Comments

The Health Minister, who came out publicly in January, helped launch Fine Gael’s referendum campaign today.

Enda has pretty much ruled out a live TV debate with the No side
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Enda has pretty much ruled out a live TV debate with the No side

Apr 27th 2015, 1:16 PM 15,704 Views 158 Comments

Kenny said the issue is not a party political one.

‘What about the children?’ As one of the children in question, I say a No vote will hurt us
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‘What about the children?’ As one of the children in question, I say a No vote will hurt us

Apr 27th 2015, 1:00 PM 756 Views 217 Comments

There will be children who pass ‘Vote No’ posters on their way to and from school and wonder why these strangers seem to hate their families.

Surrogacy is still being discussed ahead of the same-sex marriage vote
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Surrogacy is still being discussed ahead of the same-sex marriage vote

Apr 24th 2015, 11:03 AM 16,470 Views 250 Comments

Lawyers for Yes say the referendum has no connection with the issue.

If the Catholic church doesn't urgently signal a change in attitude, I fear for its future
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If the Catholic church doesn't urgently signal a change in attitude, I fear for its future

Apr 23rd 2015, 8:00 AM 808 Views 134 Comments

Representative of the church must meaningfully alter responses toward women, LGBT people, and those in second relationships, writes Fr Tony Flannery.

19,000 sign petition calling for same-sex marriage mural NOT to be removed
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19,000 sign petition calling for same-sex marriage mural NOT to be removed

Apr 22nd 2015, 6:43 PM 16,580 Views 220 Comments

The artist behind it has received a warning notice about its removal.

This might be the most unfortunate typo of the whole marriage equality debate
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This might be the most unfortunate typo of the whole marriage equality debate

Apr 21st 2015, 2:35 PM 6,741 Views 4 Comments

Who’s Amanda?!

No group says presence of gardaí at a Yes event has 'fractured' its neutrality
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No group says presence of gardaí at a Yes event has 'fractured' its neutrality

Apr 20th 2015, 5:24 PM 32,211 Views 320 Comments

Gardaí say their presence at the photocall ‘wasn’t appropriate’.

Marian Finucane using "stopwatches" to ensure balance on marriage referendum debates
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Marian Finucane using "stopwatches" to ensure balance on marriage referendum debates

Apr 19th 2015, 6:31 PM 18,922 Views 159 Comments

The broadcaster made the comment on her RTÉ Radio 1 show this afternoon.

16 Irish celebrities who have pledged their support for same-sex marriage
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16 Irish celebrities who have pledged their support for same-sex marriage

Apr 18th 2015, 7:15 PM 36,559 Views 252 Comments

Well-known Irish people have not been shy about getting involved.

My experience as a mother is why I’m fighting for a Yes vote
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My experience as a mother is why I’m fighting for a Yes vote

Apr 18th 2015, 7:00 PM 124 Views 126 Comments

I have two children. For one of them a simple model of a happy life is currently unobtainable. Being gay, my son is denied a right his older sister takes for granted.

The Yes campaign excludes those with reservations about same sex marriage
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The Yes campaign excludes those with reservations about same sex marriage

Apr 18th 2015, 8:00 AM 110 Views 244 Comments

The fact is that some voters have reservations about gay couples adopting children, therefore genuine engagement on this issue is needed.

I hope the next generation will know no such thing as 'gay marriage' – but just 'marriage'
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I hope the next generation will know no such thing as 'gay marriage' – but just 'marriage'

Apr 17th 2015, 7:00 PM 410 Views 291 Comments

I want to live my life openly and freely and not to let me sexuality define me. I am not straight, I am not gay – I am a man.

Calls for marriage equality mural to be removed to "give the No side justice"
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Calls for marriage equality mural to be removed to "give the No side justice"

Apr 17th 2015, 6:41 PM 37,759 Views 264 Comments

The mural was erected last weekend.

Irish people are sharing touching photos of their families in support of marriage equality
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Irish people are sharing touching photos of their families in support of marriage equality

Apr 17th 2015, 1:45 PM 4,454 Views 1 Comment

#FamilyMatters will make your heart burst.

Rejoice! The vandalised Dublin marriage equality mural has been restored
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Rejoice! The vandalised Dublin marriage equality mural has been restored

Apr 16th 2015, 7:29 PM 4,555 Views 1 Comment

It’s back and better than ever.

James Reilly: 'It is a misleading, bogus approach and reminds me of the divorce referendum'
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James Reilly: 'It is a misleading, bogus approach and reminds me of the divorce referendum'

Apr 16th 2015, 3:30 PM 13,548 Views 148 Comments

The Minister for Children has come out strongly against the No side in the same-sex marriage referendum.