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Monday 5 June 2023 Dublin: 7°C

# the marriage ref

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# irish pride
23 incredible moments you probably missed (in all the excitement) last Saturday
Well. That escalated quickly.
# ray of light
"Everything changes with this": Tears, relief (and sunscreen) at a jubilant Dublin Castle
“I think it’s a great thing – particularly for children growing up gay and for the children of gay couples. They already exist.”
# plan bee
Whatever the referendum result - there'll be one clear winner ... Bees
Yes. Bees.
# the marriage ref
22 Twitter accounts you should be following in the run up to the same-sex vote
Probably the only list you’ll read today that begins with David Quinn and ends with The Rubberbandits.
# the trip
We went to the most Catholic county in Ireland to ask about same-sex marriage
Outside of the urban centres, how is the debate shaping up? We spent a day finding out.
# intervention
Senior Archbishop warns: Church could face legal action for opposing gay marriage
The head of the Catholic Church in Ireland has issued a long message to churchgoers tonight.
# the marriage ref
"All I wanted to do was fit in": Son of Mary McAleese on growing up gay in Ireland
McAleese – who is now a Ryanair executive – is campaigning for a ‘Yes’ vote in next month’s same-sex marriage referendum.
# the marriage ref
Mary McAleese says the same-sex referendum is about children - gay children
It’s the former Irish president’s first public comments about the issue since the start of the same-sex referendum campaign.
# harmful
Senator warns against encouraging gay people to believe "sameness" achievable
Encouraging LGBT people to believe full equivalence is possible will “only cause more harm than good to them” he said.
# marriage ref
Same-sex vote wording could be less cumbersome (that is to say, simpler)
“Should same-sex marriage be legal in Ireland?” … That’s what we’re being asked — but the question itself is quite a bit longer. Why? Read on.