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Ireland has voted to legalize gay marriage, both sides say
Ireland has voted to legalize gay marriage, both sides say

In what appears a landslide, Irish voters were backing the legalization of gay marriage in a referendum that would change the Roman Catholic country’s constitution. Though the final results will not be announced until Saturday afternoon, both sides in the Irish debate said that voters Friday had clearly come down on the side of allowing same-sex couples to marry. “I’m calling it,” said Ireland’s Minister for Equality Aodhan O Riordain on Twitter. “It’s a yes. And a landslide across Dublin and I’m so proud to be Irish today.” Leo Varadkar, the country’s Minister for Health and first openly gay minister, said that the...

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