Voters in Ireland have come out in favour by over 60% to change the country’s constitution to allow gay marriage. It’s the first time gay marriage has been approved via referendum.
The Irish Times newspaper said turnout in Dublin was as high as 65%, and raised the hopes of “yes” campaigners that high engagement by young voters and those in urban areas could carry the result their way.
There was speculation that opposition to the measure might have been understated in the run-up to the poll because, amid the heated debate, people have been shy of saying they plan to vote “no”, but that was just wishful thinking by the haters and the religious nuts.
Congratulations Ireland for setting an example of freedom for all people.