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# marriage - Monday 1 June, 2015

Couples may yet be barred from signing their marriage licences in church

The Catholic Church in Ireland hasn’t decided yet if priests would continue to solemnise marriages.

# marriage - Sunday 31 May, 2015

A man has offered Barack Obama 50 cows for his daughter

The White House hasn’t responded.

# marriage - Saturday 30 May, 2015

# marriage - Tuesday 26 May, 2015

"In that moment, looking 'gay' no longer felt like a negative thing. It no longer felt dangerous."

The swell of positivity towards the LGBT community is affecting all parts of my life, from how I feel walking down the street to the future I see for myself.

# marriage - Sunday 24 May, 2015

This referendum will be remembered as a victory for equality, democracy and love

This historic vote has served as a catalyst for profound social change by prompting us to think beyond our narrow self-interests and helping us to overcome some of our deepest fears.

# marriage - Saturday 23 May, 2015

How did your constituency vote in the marriage referendum?

Here’s how they voted where you’re from.

What an extraordinary, historic and momentous day for Ireland

Ireland’s decision to become the first country in the world to legalise same-sex marriage via a popular referendum shows just how much it has changed in recent years.

"Are you going to send me all the way around in these heels" - Panti's (very) eventful arrival just joined Panti on a triumphant walk through Dublin city centre.

# marriage - Friday 22 May, 2015

From The Daily Edge This couple went straight from their wedding to the polling station today Just Married

This couple went straight from their wedding to the polling station today

Going to the polling station, gonna cast vo-oh-oh-ote…

No selfies or badges: What you need to know before you vote today

Here’s everything you need to know.

# marriage - Thursday 21 May, 2015

It’s not scaremongering to look at the bioethical implications of the marriage referendum

Both surrogacy and donor-conception require more, not less, ethical discussion before the Government’s plans in this area become formalised in law.

I get annoyed when it is assumed that older people in rural Ireland will vote No

Former president of the Irish Countrywomen’s Association, Mamo McDonald, explains why she will be voting Yes tomorrow.

# marriage - Wednesday 20 May, 2015

'Lock up your wives and don't let them use WhatsApp'

The leader of Chechnya made the calls after a story of an arranged marriage spread on the messaging app.

From The Daily Edge A boyfriend desperately tried to keep a bridal bouquet away from his girlfriend Panic Stations

A boyfriend desperately tried to keep a bridal bouquet away from his girlfriend

And now they’re the talk of the internet.

The story of us: "I have never felt luckier or like I was on a bigger adventure"

Long-term couples talk about their lives together – and their hopes for the future – ahead of Friday’s vote on same-sex marriage.

# marriage - Tuesday 19 May, 2015

A woman will choose between two husbands for an Irish radio competition

The potentially explosive social experiment will be running until June 16th.

'The marriage referendum proposal could affect future laws relating to children'

Solicitor Eileen King writes about why a group of lawyers are advocating a No vote this Friday.

What are the economics of same-sex marriage?

Dr Daragh McGreal discusses the potential economic impact of the same-sex marriage vote.

# marriage - Monday 18 May, 2015

Louis Walsh joins the Irish celebs backing a Yes vote

How are other well-known Irish names voting in the referendum? We take a look.

# marriage - Sunday 17 May, 2015

My wonderful gay family: I was raised by two loving, beautiful lesbian mums

As a child raised by gay parents, I can tell you that my childhood was full of joy and laughter and the same as yours in every way that matters.

# marriage - 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

Here's where gay people can get married across the world

Ireland could join just 19 countries.

# marriage - 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.

From The Daily Edge This couple got to see what they'll look like when they're older and things got so emotional In For The Long Haul

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 - Thursday 14 May, 2015

'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.

# marriage - 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.

# marriage - 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.

# marriage - 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 - 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 - Saturday 9 May, 2015

We cannot vote. We need you to stand in our place.

As an emigrant, I’m urging people to go to the polls on 22 May. Every single vote matters.

Do we really need to mollycoddle so many apathetic people into voting?

Democracy is on the brain following the shock UK general election result and the pending marriage referendum here…

# marriage - Thursday 7 May, 2015

The Iona Institute have launched a new animated video to voice their 'No' arguments

The conservative group’s 2012 video ‘The Case for Man/Woman Marriage’ racked up over 100,000 views and was met with a scathing parody version.

# marriage - Tuesday 5 May, 2015

What would a No vote signal to young gay Ireland?

The result of the referendum will send a clear message to those young people in schoolyards and exam halls.

# marriage - Monday 4 May, 2015

South African man who 'copied and pasted' wife's eulogy charged with murdering her

Christopher Panayiotou gave a “moving tribute” to his wife last week. Now he’s been charged with her murder.

What lies ahead in the closing weeks of the marriage referendum campaign?

With the result still far from guaranteed, where are campaigners likely to focus their energies in the final days?

# marriage - Friday 1 May, 2015

Can you name one gender-specific parenting attribute? Me neither.

Peel away the fluffy platitudes behind the ‘complementarity’ of men and women in marriage and you’ll find a troublesome ideology.