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#marriage referendum

# marriage-referendum - Sunday 17 May, 2015

Michael Healy-Rae is voting No but check out what he said two years ago...

The independent TD gave a revealing interview to RSVP magazine two years ago.

Surrogacy in Ireland: Where do we stand?

The referendum on marriage equality is only a few days away. However, other issues have been entering the debate.

# marriage-referendum - Saturday 16 May, 2015

My No vote isn’t about faith, it’s about children

If we redefine marriage, we change our Constitution to require that some children will be left motherless or fatherless by design

From The Daily Edge Miriam Lord trended on Twitter after her 'divine' and touching Ursula Halligan article SSM

Miriam Lord trended on Twitter after her 'divine' and touching Ursula Halligan article

“All things being equal, it’s not a lot to ask”.

With less than a week to go, the Yes side is sustaining a commanding poll lead

It will take a big turnaround for the proposal to be defeated.

TV3 Political Editor told she could cover referendum, if she stayed out of debate

Ursula Halligan is calling for a Yes vote in the marriage referendum, and has praised the broadcaster for re-arranging its coverage to accommodate her.

# marriage-referendum - Friday 15 May, 2015

Why voting No won't tackle the ethical challenges around surrogacy or donor conception

The ethical issues surrounding surrogacy and donor conception arise both straight and gay couples.

"A heartfelt heart-breaking story": Huge praise for Ursula Halligan's coming-out op-ed

The broadcaster is encouraging people to vote Yes in the upcoming referendum.

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Marriage is the only institution which unites children with their mother and father

People need to ask themselves if Ireland should eliminate from law the sole institution that unites kids with their mam and dads.

Whatever happens, government may regret activating so many young, idealistic voters

The result of the marriage referendum is far from a foregone conclusion. But one thing’s certain: we now have many more young and passionate voters in this country.

# marriage-referendum - Thursday 14 May, 2015

Lots of TDs are breaking the rules and wearing Yes pins - but will they be punished?

The wearing of pins and badges in Leinster House has become a hot topic in recent days.

These teachers worry that a Yes vote could mean teaching 4-year-olds about the word 'gay'

A new group, Teachers for No, launched outside Leinster House today.

Enda is the latest to star in a marriage referendum video... Going Viral This post contains videos

Enda is the latest to star in a marriage referendum video... Exclusive

But who’s winning the viral video contest?

Two more TDs have refused to remove their Yes Equality pins in Leinster House

And Joan Burton is supporting them.

'I was born in 1950s conservative Ireland and I'm asking people to make this happen'

The Taoiseach said 40,000 people who have never registered before have signed up to vote.

Oliver Callan gagged by RTÉ after publicly calling for Yes vote in marriage referendum

The comedian has assured the station that he won’t be making any further public comments.

From The Daily Edge Stephen Fry just shared this touching video of Irish diaspora appealing for a Yes vote Send Love Home

Stephen Fry just shared this touching video of Irish diaspora appealing for a Yes vote

“I wish Irish people the same joy I’ve found.”

Are these posters illegal? Labour says they're not

Mattie McGrath says they are.

# marriage-referendum - Wednesday 13 May, 2015

'No' campaign slams funding cut for Catholic marriage-counselling service

The organisation, which received €1.9 million from Tusla last year, is to lose €378,000 of that funding in 2015.

TD refusing to remove his Yes Equality pin in Leinster House

Jerry Buttimer insists his pin is “not a political badge”.

Gardaí investigate alleged egging of girl (10) at No campaign canvassing event

The incident is said to have occurred outside a shopping centre.

David Norris: "As a gay man, I would really welcome being voted to be an equal person"

The independent senator came on the plinth to dismiss No side claims about funding to groups campaigning for a Yes vote.

From The Daily Edge Here's how half-a-million Yes badges became the referendum's most coveted symbol Put A Pin In It

Selfies, beards and tears: Gerry Adams was like a pop star on Grafton Street this lunchtime

The Sinn Féin president found it difficult to canvass for a Yes vote today, such was the demand for selfies.

The No campaign says that there are thousands of people who are "being silenced"

They also had some words for the Referendum Commissioner.

GAA star Ger Brennan says Government has hijacked emotions and he's voting No in marriage ref

Asked if he thinks he’ll be “vilified”, he said: “If I am, I am. I have a thick skin.”

# marriage-referendum - Tuesday 12 May, 2015

Mary Lou was told to remove the Yes Equality badge she wore in the Dáil earlier

The badge promoted a Yes vote in the forthcoming same-sex marriage referendum.

Fear is the enemy of love – on 22nd May we have a chance to choose love

We can help heal Ireland and send a powerful message to the world about what kind of people we are.

From The Daily Edge 7 perfectly rational reactions to last night's Claire Byrne Live debate Deep Breaths

Simon Coveney impressed a lot of people talking about the marriage referendum last night

The programme also heard from Special Rapporteur for Children, Geoffrey Shannon.

# marriage-referendum - Monday 11 May, 2015

'Same-sex marriage referendum WON'T change adoption in Ireland'

No matter which way you vote, Special Rapporteur for Children, Geoffrey Shannon has said.

'We can protect the rights of gay people without redefining the meaning of marriage'

If the amendment is accepted, it will prevent the State from adopting a constitutional or legislative stance in relation to a vision of the family which would prioritise the parental roles of mothers and fathers, writes Mattie McGrath TD

# marriage-referendum - Sunday 10 May, 2015

Here's how the Catholic Church in Britain has responded to same-sex marriage

The first same-sex marriages in England, Wales and Scotland took place last year. So how has the Church stance changed on civil marriages?

# marriage-referendum - Saturday 9 May, 2015

Studio clashes, Bosco ... Here's what to expect in the countdown to referendum day

Passions have been running high in the debate so far – and there’ll be plenty more opportunities for the two sides to get their points across.

# marriage-referendum - Friday 8 May, 2015

This Donegal priest will be voting Yes in the same-sex marriage referendum

Fr Brian O Fearraigh has said he views the referendum as a civil matter.

From The Daily Edge Robert Sheehan made a short video urging people to vote Yes and it's being shared wildly Love/Love

# marriage-referendum - Thursday 7 May, 2015

Man who says the internet "shut down his business" after cake-topper row calls for No vote

Paul Barnes owned Daintree Paper until shortly after a controversy over cake-toppers.

Shop sent hate mail over Yes to same-sex marriage poster

There are now plans to put even more posters up.