Paul Revere by Cyrus Dallin, North End, Boston

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From the BBC:

Early indications suggest the Republic of Ireland has voted to legalise same-sex marriage in a historic referendum.

More than 3.2m people were asked whether they wanted to amend the country's constitution to allow gay and lesbian couples to marry.

Government ministers have said they believe it will pass, while prominent "no" campaigners have conceded defeat.

Counting started at 09:00 BST on Saturday morning. An "unusually high" turnout has been reported.

A result is expected by mid to late afternoon on Saturday.

Conceded

If the change is approved, the Republic of Ireland would become the first country to legalise same-sex marriage through a popular vote.

Minister for Equality Aodhan O Riordain said on Twitter: "I'm calling it. Key boxes opened. It's a yes. And a landslide across Dublin. And I'm so proud to be Irish today."

Saturday, March 17, 2012

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3 comments:

Infidel753 said...

Éire go brách!

Lisa said...

Went to a party with about 150 people all drinking and partying and not one person got shot or stabbed.

Shaw Kenawe said...

They don't allow firearms or sharp objects in those institutions.