Yes Equality

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A file image of woman cycling  past a marriage equality mural in the Liberties area of Dublin. Ireland became the first country in the world to approve same-sex marriage by popular vote in May 2015, with 62 per cent voting to pass the referendum. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire.

The number of same-sex marriages has dropped following an initial spike after the marriage equality referendum in 2015, figures from the Civil Registr(...)

Same-sex marriage: the campaign knew that voters would warm to parents advocating equality for their own gay and lesbian children. Maureen Gowran appeared with her daughter Sandra Irwin-Gowran (right), of Yes Equality, and her partner, Marion Irwin-Gowran. Photograph: Paul Sharp/Sharppix

Noel Whelan’s first day in the Yes Equality office was March 24th this year, a Tuesday. He had volunteered to be a strategic adviser to the group, (...)

Minister for Communications  and Labour Party director of elections  Alex White   puts up a poster urging a Yes vote in the same-sex marriage referendum. Mr White has said there will be ‘no constraint’ on teaching if the referendum passes. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Campaigners for the Yes side in the same-sex marriage referendum have said that teaching practices will not change if the vote passes, following claim(...)

Saoirse Ronan: “It’s like when black and white people couldn’t marry, Protestants and Catholics couldn’t marry for a long time, and you think of it as being so ridiculous now...”

Oscar-nominated actress Saoirse Ronan believes Ireland will be viewed as “backwards” if next week’s same-sex marriage referendum doesn’t pass.Speaking(...)

Mr Justice Kevin Cross,  Referendum Commission chairman, has  warned prospective voters that there is ‘very little time’ left to sign up to the register of electors ahead of next month’s referendums. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

The Referendum Commission has warned prospective voters that there is “very little time” left to sign up to the register of electors ahead of next mon(...)