We have been following the YES EQUALITY campaign in Ireland with great interest as it has worked so hard and steadfast towards the referendum on same-sex marriage this coming Friday.
Voters will be asked to vote Yes/No on whether to add the following to the Irish Constitution: ‘Marriage may be contracted in accordance with law by two persons without distinction as to their sex.’
A “Yes” vote will effectively ratify the Marriage Equality Bill 2015, which was passed by Ireland’s parliament, the Dail, by overwhelming majorities in March.
This is an enormous historic step as if it passes as expected then Ireland will become the first country in the world to get marriage equality by a popular national vote.
Our hats are off to the faultless and compassionate campaign that has been run so professionally and that has gathered together so many sections of Irish society, from children to mothers, from industry to church to show such universal support. The final video we are showing today is from the people of Trim, a small town of County Meath where it seems like the entire population of 8268 people are going to vote YES.
THEGAYUK applauds the people of Ireland for the bravery and their tenacity for doing the right thing to give our community real equality.