Yes, Yes Yes – Updated

By gum, I think we have won.

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A leading campaigner against the marriage referendum, David Quinn of the Iona Institute, has congratulated the Yes side on its campaign as early tallies suggest the referendum will be passed.

Ballot boxes have been opened in 27 centres nationwide since 9am, but already many are certain of a Yes result in the Marriage Referendum.

Minister for Health Leo Varadkar said it was a special day.

Update:

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20 Responses to Yes, Yes Yes – Updated

  1. frettadafrog says:

    Congratulations on the Yes vote.
    We’re waiting for the Supreme Court to rule on gay marriage equality here. The ruling is supposed to come down next month.

  2. irishgirl999 says:

    I am so proud to be Irish today. Finally, we have done the right thing.

  3. 40Watt says:

    Yeah! Congratulations! Felicitations! I am so happy for you all.

  4. irishgirl999 says:

    http://www.theguardian.com/global/live/2015/may/23/counting-underway-for-irelands-referendum-on-marriage-equality

    52m ago
    13:08
    British rights campaigner Peter Tatchell says: “The Irish people have voted for love and equality. Oscar Wilde would be so proud. This vote will give hope to millions of same-sex couples around the world who want to marry the person they love. Equal marriage is an unstoppable global trend. The Irish vote is proof that love can triumph over prejudice and discrimination.”

  5. lindak1961 says:

    Great job Ireland! Let’s hope that the US Supreme Court does the right thing, and rule for love rather than for hate.

    • 1smartcanerican™ says:

      If they don’t, maybe we will have to do as Ireland did and vote it in! Of course, that is a bit risky here….:(

  6. AnnetteK says:

    YAAAYYYY!!!

  7. MrsGunka says:

    Congratulations Ireland and daughter for getting her dad to the polls! Grandma too! Do you have some cake left over to celebrate????

  8. MemphisNY says:

    CONGRATULATIONS If Ireland can do it so can we (oops forgot about the right wing, child molesting right wingers, BUT we can try 🙂 Hugs to all that went hoe to vote

  9. 40Watt says:

    Homosexuality was illegal when I lived in Scotland. Nonetheless, many men I knew were conspicuously dramatic in their dress and behavior. They were friends and I didn’t stop to think how brave they were. I simply expected to see my cousin Alan in an embroidered caftan – although I didn’t care for his blue hair period.

    Now, there is an oral history of these days online, which is both wonderful and sobering, because I can relive fond memories and also catch a glimpse of the side of his life of which I was ignorant.

    Artist Jack Moncur vividly recalls one particularly eventful gathering:

    There was one time, the police came… there were hundreds and hundreds of gay people there… that must have been the ’70s. The music and all the rest of it was too loud; somebody had blabbed that there was a ‘homosexual party’…. We all jumped the back wall… and it was Alan Alexander [another artist, now deceased, who was an enthusiastically flamboyant figure in the gay community at the time] who led the way: ‘Come on, girls!’ he said, and leapt over the back wall into Lauriston Place to safety.
    http://www.livingmemory.org.uk/rememberwhen/outthere/

    I am not leaving lesbians out of my memories, I should add.

    How far things have come and in a relatively short time. I think there are many people other than Oscar smiling in their graves. 😀

  10. ProfessorCanine says:

    “People of our generation who supported equal rights weren’t being heard,” said his mother, Brighid, 77, from her and her husband’s home in Dundalk, about a mile from the border with Northern Ireland.”
    http://www.nytimes.com/2015/05/23/world/europe/for-one-irish-couple-backing-gay-marriage-is-a-matter-of-family-values.html?_r=0

    Hopefully Granny IG can take a cue from this lovely couple…….

  11. Russellsq says:

    So,proud to be Irish today 🇮🇪🇮🇪🇮🇪

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