Ireland overwhelmingly approves same-sex marriage in historic vote

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DUBLIN — Ireland became the first country to legalize same-sex marriage by nationwide popular vote on Saturday.

Around 62% of voters who hit the polls chose to vote yes, while 38% voted no

In total, 60% of Ireland’s more than 3 million eligible voters turned out; of them, more than 1 million people cast votes in favor of the marriage equality referendum. Only one of the country’s 43 constituencies had a majority of voters rejecting the referendum.

The history-making marriage equality vote took place on Friday, with official results arriving Saturday night. However, locals took to Irish streets and social media to celebrate what ended up being a clear victory for the “Yes” campaign well before the official count came in Read more…

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