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Irish Referendum

Yes Equality 2015 Launch by Yes Equality 2015

Watch Yes Equality 2015's Yes Equality 2015 Launch on Livestream.com. Yes Equality: The Campaign for Civil Marriage Equality Launch 11am Monday 9th March 2015

Irish LGBT warned of increased homophobia as referendum date set

James Upton, auditor of University College Cork's LGBT society warned that he believes the months leading up to the referendum will see an increase in physical and verbal homophobic attacks.

Diarmuid Martin refuses to back Bishop Doran after interview

The Catholic Archbishop of Dublin Diarmuid Martin has refused to say whether Bishop of Elphin Kevin Doran retains his confidence in discussing same sex issues following the interview Bishop Doran gave Newstalk Radio on Monday. The Archbishop was speaking at a hastily arranged press conference in Maynooth on Tuesday where he was joined by the President of the Catholic Bishops' Conference Archbishop Eamon Martin.

'No obstacle' to gays marrying, just not each other, says bishop

Marriage originated within primitive societies and was not a concept started by any religion, a bishop has said. "Marriage is not an invention of Christianity or indeed of any religious tradition," Catholic Bishop of Elphin Kevin Doran said. "The reverse in fact is the case.

Marriage referendum

Sir, - Bruce Arnold's recent opinion piece on the wording of the marriage amendment was greeted with bemusement in the legal community ("Referendum wording is threat to Constitution", Opinion & Analysis, February 20th).

It's time to be straight and just by saying 'yes' to same-sex marriage

Gay people have suffered, not because of what they've done, but because of who they are, writes Fergus Finlay THERE are people who leave a mark on you. They're not necessarily big, colourful people who do big, colourful things. When you get to know them, though, they can be hard to forget.

Health Minister Varadkar cites Daniel O'Connell in powerful speech on same sex marriage referendum - Independent.ie

Health Minister Leo Varadkar delivered a powerful speech in favour of the upcoming same sex marriage referendum in the Dail this evening. Citing words spoken in the 1790s by Daniel O'Connell, he said: "The spirit of self is a great evil; the love of superiority is a great evil.

Marriage is important, reflect before you change it - Press Briefing

Remarks by Archbishop Eamon Martin and Archbishop Diarmuid Martin on the statement from the Irish Bishops on 10th March 2015.

Parish level concern about bishops' opposition to equality

Gay people remain fair game among those "issues" deemed worthy of struggles with conscience by our churches. Other faiths, too. So Anglicans worldwide tear themselves asunder, in conscience, over gay clergy, while the Church of Ireland sits on the fence over the marriage equality referendum as its house of bishops cannot agree to do otherwise.

'I was devastated. I cried for weeks': Eamonn Coghlan reveals struggle with son's sexuality

Source: Photocall Ireland FINE GAEL SENATOR Eamonn Coghlan has delivered a passionate call for a Yes vote in the same-sex marriage referendum and revealed his own struggle with coming to terms with his son's sexuality.

► VIDEO: 'We are all equal, vote yes to marriage equality'

Youth Nation want to encourage people to not waste their vote, stand up for equality and vote 'yes' in the marriage referendum. Video: Youth Nation

Anti Gay Marriage Campaigner Keith Mills falls apart on Today FM

Keith Mills mumbles his way through a car crash interview on Today FM with Matt Cooper.

Why civil partnerships are not enough

"Since the introduction of civil partnerships they are increasingly referred to as marriage incommon speech and writing. As the old saying goes, if it looks like a duck and quacks like aduck... - the love and commitment in each are the same"."for Christians, as for most others, marriage is about more than a specificbundle of legal rights.

Catholic priests' group won't take stance on referendum

The Association of Catholic Priests has decided not to take a position on the same-sex marriage referendum on May 22nd, and has urged priests not to direct parishioners to vote either Yes or No.