Stephen Fry speaks out about Irish marriage equality referendum

Stephen Fry has taken to Twitter to voice his opinion about the upcoming marriage equality referendum.

The actor, who wed his partner Elliot Spencer eariler this year, has tweeted in support of the Yes vote.

“I wish Irish people the same joy I've found,” he tweeted, along with a video made my Irish international citizens supporting marriage equality.

The video, Send Love Home, was published on YouTube yesterday by a group of international Irish citizens encouraging a Yes vote on May 22, as they will not be present to vote.

The 57-year-old comedian has tied the knot with the 27-year-old writer in January after they gave formal notice of their intention at a registry office.

A friend of the star - who has suffered with depression for years - said: "Since Stephen met Elliott it is like he has a new lust for life.

"We've got the old Stephen back. He has spoken about his problems in the past because he wants others suffering with depression and loneliness to know it can affect everyone.

"But he has found new hope in Elliott and they thrive off one another."

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