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Reports: Marriage Equality Vote In Ireland Headed For Landslide Win

International media are reporting that yes votes outnumber no votes by a 2:1 margin
Reports: Marriage Equality Vote In Ireland Headed For Landslide Win
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Early returns indicate that Ireland's marriage equality referendum is on track to win by a 2:1 margin.

Impressive, Ireland. Very impressive.

Reuters:

Irish voters appear to have voted heavily in favor of allowing same-sex marriage in a referendum, the country's equality minister said on Saturday shortly after counting began.

"I think it's won. I've seen bellwether boxes open, middle-of-the road areas who wouldn't necessarily be liberal and they are resoundingly voting yes," Equality Minister Aodhan O'Riordain told Reuters at the main count center in Dublin.

Independent.ie is tweeting results as they're counted. Here are a few of their tweets:

And can I have an AMEN to this?

Congratulations, Ireland! You give me hope.


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