A landmark vote in Ireland yesterday resulted in an almost 2 to 1 vote in support of marriage equality with 62% of the 1.9 million voters choosing YES.
This significant margin surprised many people as Ireland is a traditionally conservative catholic population. The catholic church led a passionate vote no campaign against marriage equality.
After the vote was decided, the Catholic Arch Bishop of Dublin Diarmuid Martin said, “Perhaps the church needs to take a reality check”.
A large crowd gathered at Dublin Castle to hear the news. The crowd erupted into jubilant celebrations after the winning announcement was made.
CLICK BELOW to see YouTube clip by Daniel Andersen of results being announced at Dublin Castle
In Australia Marriage Equality is still not a reality. For more information CLICK HERE