However, if the vote is passed, married gay people would have a constitutional standing that could only be removed by another popular vote. Speaking from the Dublin count, he told Irish broadcaster RTE that it appeared about 75 of votes being counted there were in.
Kieran Rose, chairman of the Gay and Lesbian Equality Network (Glen said the decision to hold a marriage referendum was "another historic step" in the campaign for equality. The move was also welcomed by the Equality Authority, Marriage Equality and Amnesty International Ireland.
However, the Catholic Bishop of Kildare Leighlin, Denis Nulty, said the Catholic Church in Ireland would campaign against the introduction of same sex marriage in the referendum. 'Undermine' He said "the Church regards the family based on marriage between a woman and a man as.
Media playback is unsupported on your device. Media captionJoy as the referendum result is announced: "It's the most zu Hause bleiben Mütter suchen sex Free fuck finden important day of my life". The Republic of Ireland has voted overwhelmingly to legalise same-sex marriage in a historic referendum.
The referendum will also ask voters to decide if the minimum age requirement for candidates standing for presidency should be lowered from 35 to 21. The referendum has received cross-party support with Fianna Fáil and.
Image caption Large crowds have gathered at Dublin Castle ahead of the result. Figures suggest the Republic of Ireland has voted to legalise same-sex marriage in a historic referendum. More than 3.2m people were asked whether they wanted to amend the country's constitution to allow.
Sinn Féin announcing their support in January following the decision by Tánaiste (deputy prime minister) Joan Burton to hold the vote before Christmas. A recent poll by the Sunday Independent shows that one in five Irish voters are still undecided although the same poll showed.
May 1st is also a Friday and would be far more preferable than later in May. To hold this referendum any later would be an act of folly on the part of the Government none of us want to be watching the votes coming in.