Colourful celebrations in Taipei as Taiwan legalises same-sex marriage

Colourful celebrations in Taipei as Taiwan legalises same-sex marriage

Officials in Taiwan have passed a law allowing same-sex marriage in a first for an Asian country.

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Netflix documentary shows Ireland's fight for marriage equality

Netflix documentary shows Ireland's fight for marriage equality

A new documentary on Netflix highlights Ireland's recent campaign for marriage equality.

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Justin McAleese: Faith-based objections have no place in secular marriage

Justin McAleese: Faith-based objections have no place in secular marriage

Mr McAleese was a prominent campaigner in the marriage equality referendum campaign in the Republic of Ireland in 2015.

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Bermuda becomes first country to repeal law allowing same-sex marraige

Bermuda becomes first country to repeal law allowing same-sex marraige

Bermuda has become the first country in the world to repeal legislation which allowed same-sex couples to marry.

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Australian senate debates marriage equality after 'yes' vote

Australian senate debates marriage equality after 'yes' vote

A gay politician has started the Australian Parliament's debate on legal recognition for same-sex marriage with a speech in which he warned against winding back LGBT rights.

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Marriage equality campaigners hope Northern Ireland will be next to legalise same-sex marriage

Marriage equality campaigners hope Northern Ireland will be next to legalise same-sex marriage

Northern Ireland is the only part of the UK and Ireland which still bans same sex marriage.

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Former Australian PM claims he was head-butted by gay rights advocate

Former Australian PM claims he was head-butted by gay rights advocate

Former Australian prime minister Tony Abbott claims he was head-butted by a gay rights advocate while walking in the street.

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Australian government 'cannot bypass parliament' over gay marriage survey

Australian government 'cannot bypass parliament' over gay marriage survey

Gay rights advocates have argued in Australia's highest court that the government does not have the power to bypass parliament to pay for a US$122m public survey on whether gay marriage should be legalised.

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Crowds gather at Dublin Castle to celebrate anniversary of Marriage Equality Referendum

Crowds gather at Dublin Castle to celebrate anniversary of Marriage Equality Referendum

Hundreds have gathered in the courtyard of Dublin Castle today to mark the first anniversary of the passing of the Marriage Equality Referendum.

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412 same-sex couples have married since the Yes vote

412 same-sex couples have married since the Yes vote

A total of 412 same-sex couples have married in Ireland since the Marriage Equality referendum was passed last year.

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Micheál Martin hits out at FF councillor Kilduff for 'gross' lesbian families comment

Micheál Martin hits out at FF councillor Kilduff for 'gross' lesbian families comment

Fianna Fáil leader Micheal Martin has hit out at a party councillor who claimed lesbian couples who have babies are "gross", saying the views are "unacceptable, completely" and do not represent the party.

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Law allowing discrimination against gay teachers to be changed this week

Law allowing discrimination against gay teachers to be changed this week

Laws allowing schools to discriminate against gay teachers are to be changed this week.

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Same-sex weddings within weeks, as Marriage Act 2015 signed into law

Same-sex weddings within weeks, as Marriage Act 2015 signed into law

The Marriage Act 2015 has been signed into law, and the move has been praised across the globe.

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Marriage Bill set to come before Seanad today

Marriage Bill set to come before Seanad today

The Marriage Bill is to pass through the final stages of the Houses of the Oireachtas today.

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Zappone: 'Wonderful' same-sex marriage Act will recognise all existing marriages

Zappone: 'Wonderful' same-sex marriage Act will recognise all existing marriages

Laws on same-sex marriage are due to be debated this week when the Dáil returns from summer break.

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Court rejects referendum objection as Minister approves Marriage Bill

Court rejects referendum objection as Minister approves Marriage Bill

The Supreme Court has today rejected the final leave to appeal over the result of the Marriage Equality referendum.

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President signs Marriage Equality into law

President signs Marriage Equality into law

President Michael D Higgins has signed Marriage Equality into law.

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Legal challenges could delay same-sex marriage

Legal challenges could delay same-sex marriage

Two legal challenges to the outcome of the marriage referendum are to be heard by the Court of Appeal at the end of next month.

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Marriage Equality Referendum helps boost in Aer Lingus regional passenger numbers

Aer Lingus Regional has said that the Marriage Equality Referendum has led to a boost in the numbers of passengers it carried last month.

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Dublin prepares for today's Pride Parade

Dublin prepares for today's Pride Parade

The Dublin LGBTQ Pride Parade will get underway in the city this afternoon.

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Supreme Court says same-sex couples can now wed anywhere in US

Supreme Court says same-sex couples can now wed anywhere in US

The US Supreme Court has ruled that same-sex couples have a right to marry anywhere in the country.

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Same-sex couples welcome ruling to go ahead with bid to overturn North's marriage ban

Same-sex couples welcome ruling to go ahead with bid to overturn North's marriage ban

Two same-sex couples seeking to overturn a ban on gay marriage in Northern Ireland have welcomed a judicial decision to let their case proceed.

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Two couples challenge North's gay marriage ban

Two couples challenge North's gay marriage ban

Two couples will go to court in the North today to mount a legal challenge against the country’s ban on gay marriage.

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Pair refused leave to challenge referendum result

The President of the High Court has refused to grant leave to two men trying to challenge the outcome of the Marriage Equality Referendum.

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Two take to High Court to challenge marriage referendum Yes vote

Two take to High Court to challenge marriage referendum Yes vote

The High Court will be asked later today for leave to challenge the result of the marriage referendum.

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Twitter to pay homage to #HomeToVote hashtag

Twitter to pay homage to #HomeToVote hashtag

Ireland's Marriage Equality Referendum may have inspired thousands and thousands of people to come home to vote, but it also inspired a global hashtag.

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So it's a Yes - now how do I get married?

So it's a Yes - now how do I get married?

Ireland could see the first same-sex marriages in Ireland take place in early Autumn, earlier than originally thought.

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Biden hails Yes vote, and Ireland

Biden hails Yes vote, and Ireland

US Vice President Joe Biden has hailed Ireland's Yes vote for marriage equality, calling it "a courageous stand for love and family".

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Justice Minister confirms marriage equality legislation will be enacted by end of July

Justice Minister confirms marriage equality legislation will be enacted by end of July

The first same sex marriages in Ireland could take place as soon as August, earlier than originally thought.

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LISTEN: 'I'll kill you!' Wicklow couple get engaged live on air

LISTEN: 'I'll kill you!' Wicklow couple get engaged live on air

A Wicklow couple who campaigned for a Yes vote in the marriage referendum have made the first steps toward availing of the new laws, when they are in enacted.

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Senator Averil Power resigns from 'cynical and cowardly' Fianna Fáil

Senator Averil Power resigns from 'cynical and cowardly' Fianna Fáil

Senator Averil Power has resigned from Fianna Fáil, saying Micheál Martin has become "a leader without any followers".

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Broadcasting watchdog needs to review how 'balance' rule affects coverage: NUJ

Broadcasting watchdog needs to review how 'balance' rule affects coverage: NUJ

There are calls for the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) to review how its rules around balance were implemented in the Marriage Referendum debate.

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Tourism Ireland unveils campaign to target gay wedding market

Tourism Ireland unveils campaign to target gay wedding market

Tourism Ireland has unveiled a new campaign targeting the gay wedding market, following the referendum result.

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VIDEO: Yes campaigners blame lack of political support for country's only No vote

Yes campaigners in the country's only constituency to vote No to marriage equality have said a lack of support from local politicians was a key factor in the No outcome.

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VIDEO: Bishops meet to discuss referendum, as students claim State's highest-ever youth turn-out

VIDEO: Bishops meet to discuss referendum, as students claim State's highest-ever youth turn-out

Catholic Bishops will meet this morning to discuss the outcome of the same-sex marriage referendum.

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Ban Ki-moon praises Ireland on marriage equality vote

Ban Ki-moon praises Ireland on marriage equality vote

United Nations secretary-general Ban Ki-moon has declared Ireland’s overwhelming support for gay marriage is a message to the world.

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Gilmore: Ireland should advocate for LGBT rights around the world

Ireland should become the international advocate for gay rights, a key figure in spearheading the country’s vote for same-sex marriage has said.

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Yes group claims Church 'contributed to a muddying' of #MarRef issues

Yes group claims Church 'contributed to a muddying' of #MarRef issues

The Yes Equality campaign says it is disappointed in how the Catholic Church participated in the Marriage Equality Referendum debate.

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Tourism Ireland targets LGBT community after emphatic #MarRef Yes

Tourism Ireland targets LGBT community after emphatic #MarRef Yes

Tourism Ireland have launched a campaign targeting the LGBT community around the world for weddings and honeymoons in Ireland.

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Waters: Referendum result 'catastrophic' for Ireland

Waters: Referendum result 'catastrophic' for Ireland

John Waters of First Families First, says the result of the Marriage Equality Referendum is "catastrophic" for Irish society.

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Bono dedicates song to gay marriage vote

Bono dedicates song to gay marriage vote

U2 frontman Bono has celebrated Ireland’s vote for gay marriage.

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More than a million vote for gay marriage; Archbishop says Church needs reality check

Marriage ceremonies for gay couples could be happening in Ireland by the end of the year following the country’s resounding yes to same-sex equality.

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Presidential-age referendum defeated

Presidential-age referendum defeated

The referendum on lowering the age of presidential candidates has been defeated.

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VIDEO: Lone protester overwhelmed by 'God loves gays' street party

VIDEO: Lone protester overwhelmed by 'God loves gays' street party

Dublin city centre became party central this evening after an historic referendum result which saw marriage equality enshrined in our Constitution.

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Taoiseach: Referendum result a 'Yes for love'; first weddings possible this Autumn

Taoiseach: Referendum result a 'Yes for love'; first weddings possible this Autumn

Taoiseach Enda Kenny and Tánaiste Joan Burton have welcomed the Yes vote in the marriage equality referendum, saying it is a vote for the future.

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And that's official - Ireland votes for marriage equality

And that's official - Ireland votes for marriage equality

Ireland has now - officially - voted to enshrine marriage equality in the Constitution.

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Archbishop Martin: Church needs reality check

Archbishop Martin: Church needs reality check

Archbishop of Dublin Diarmuid Martin has called for the Church to take a reality check after the gay marriage vote.

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Just 33 votes in it - but Donegal votes Yes; Boos greet Roscommon No

Just 33 votes in it - but Donegal votes Yes; Boos greet Roscommon No

Ireland has voted for marriage equality - but it was a very tight win in at least one constituency.

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The #MarRef in quotes

The #MarRef in quotes

The vote to enshrine gay marriage in the constitution has been heralded as a new era with tears and joy.

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62.4% vote Yes for marriage equality

62.4% vote Yes for marriage equality

A national declaration is expected within the next two hours as results continue to show Ireland has voted Yes to marriage equality.

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Mullen: We are all committed to equal respect and dignity for gay people

Leading campaigner against same sex marriage Ronan Mullen has said everyone on the No side is committed to equal respect and dignity for gay people.

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Panic stations in Roscommon as child locks key in ballot box

Panic stations in Roscommon as child locks key in ballot box

The box contained votes from the Rahara area.

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Gilmore welcomes 'day of liberation'

Gilmore welcomes 'day of liberation'

A "day of liberation for gay people in Ireland" has been declared by former Labour leader Eamon Gilmore amid expectations of a strong Yes vote in the marriage equality referendum.

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Yes Equality: A silence has been broken forever

Yes Equality: A silence has been broken forever

Yes Equality Cork has said its members always knew today's vote would end in tears, and today they know "what kind of tears they are".

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McGrath: It could have been worse for No side

McGrath: It could have been worse for No side

Independent TD Mattie McGrath was one of few Oireachtas members to declare himself a No voter in the referendum and said today he “never expected” the No side to do much better than they have.

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Updates: Ireland decides

Updates: Ireland decides

Ireland is set to enshrine the right to gay marriage in an historic world first.

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Counting begins for referendum

Boxes are now being opened across the country and the ballots are being separated in the 43 constituencies around the country for the Marriage Equality referendum.

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Record turnout reported as counting due to start for referendum

Record turnout reported as counting due to start for referendum

We will know in a matter of hours if Ireland has made history and become the first country in the world to vote for marriage equality.

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