Ireland has become the first country in the world to approve same gender marriages by popular voting method the “the referendum”. The Returning officer, Ríona Ní Fhlanghaile, has declared that Ireland has passed the same-sex marriage referendum by 1,201,607 votes to 734,300. That’s 62.1% yes to 37.9% no. The total turnout was 60.5%.
Only one constituency has voted against the referendum, in all other constituencies the ‘Yes’ percentage exceeded by 70%. David Norris a politician said, Today is a message to the entire world. Today is “dignity, freedom, tolerance”.
The archbishop of Dublin has said the result should be a wake-up call for the Catholic church in Ireland.
Ireland becomes the first country in the world to approve same-gender marriages. This may pave a way for the consideration of the same in other parts of the world too, The Guardian reports.