segunda-feira, 25 de maio de 2015

Ireland approves same-sex marriage in historic referendum

Undisputed victory of the "Yes" in the referendum on same-sex marriage in Ireland.

The final results are significant: the "Yes" won 62.1 percent of the vote in a ballot marked by the strong participation, up from 60 percent. The announcement of victory was expected there are several in the capital, Dublin, colorful in a festive environment.

The Minister of State for new communities, culture and Equality, Aodhán o Ríordáin, stresses that "send the world the message [...] that Ireland is the first country to introduce equality in marriage through referendum, is something huge, which featured an overwhelming vote. "

The result of the referendum, history, represents a profound change of mentality in Irish society, with a strong Catholic tradition, in a country that was, until a few years ago, one of the most conservative in Europe.

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