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Ireland Celebrates First Anniversary Of Marriage Equality

Celebrations took place across the country to reflect on the milestone same-sex marriage referendum.

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This weekend marked one year since Ireland became the first country in the world to legalise same-sex marriage by popular vote.

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Crowds gathered at Dublin Castle, where supporters gathered last year as results came in nationwide, to celebrate the anniversary of the landmark vote.

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412 same-sex marriages have been registered in Ireland since the referendum was passed on May 23rd 2015,

There has also been a reported increase in the number of young Irish LGBT people coming out since the passing of the marriage equality referendum.

Half of respondents to a survey conducted by LGBT organisation BeLonG To said they personally know someone who has come out as LGBT since the referendum.
The Times

Half of respondents to a survey conducted by LGBT organisation BeLonG To said they personally know someone who has come out as LGBT since the referendum.

However, while one third of straight survey respondents said they believe LGBT equality has been achieved, only 7% of LGBT respondents feel the same.

To commemorate the anniversary, Irish national broadcaster RTE aired "The Story Of Yes", a documentary about Ireland's journey to marriage equality.

People were emotional.

Ah here can someone come hold me please. #TheStoryOfYes

It's really difficult being hormonal & watching this. In floods already #TheStoryOfYes

A year on I'm already bawling. Thank you Ireland. #TheStoryOfYes #marrefmemories 🍀

The #HomeToVote-ers making me cry again. RTE #TheStoryOfYes

I'm 8 minutes into #TheStoryOfYes and I am absolutely sobbing

It was that beautiful couple honouring the memory of Declan Flynn on referendum day that pushed me over the edge there. #TheStoryOfYes #Sob

Happy anniversary, Ireland!

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