Ireland becomes the first country to legalize gay marriage

Ireland became the first country in the world to legalize gay marriage through popular vote in which 62% of electorate supported it. There were total 3 million voters out of which around 1,201.607 said yes to the legalization of gay marriage.
Addressing Ireland’s gay community, Taoiseach Enda Kenny said the result meant that “a majority of people in this Republic have stood up for them [those in the gay community].” He said: “In the privacy of the ballot box, the people made a public statement. With today’s vote we have disclosed who we are. We are a generous, compassionate, bold and joyful people who say yes to inclusion, yes to generosity, yes to love, yes to gay marriage.”
After the success of the yes vote, supporters of gay community organized a celebration rally in Irish capital Dublin.

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