It’s been the topic of coversation on everyone’s lips for the past few weeks and, after tomorrow, we will finally know whether gay marriage will be legalised in Ireland or not.
Voting for the Marriage Referendum will take place in the morning, when the country can have its say once and for all whether the Constitution should be changed so as to extend civil marriage rights to same-sex couples.
In celebrity land, countless famous Irish faces have stood firmly by the Yes camp and have been pleading with the nation to vote for equality when the polling stations open at 7 a.m.
Here are just a few of our favourite Irish showbiz folk who will be voting Yes.
When two people love each other, you should allow them to get married. What’s all the fecking fuss?
We’re voting yes because we feel that equality… everyone has the right to get married, everyone should have all those rights.
Of course I’m voting yes, who wouldn’t? It’s a no brainer for me.
Amy Huberman & Brian O’Driscoll
I’m certainly voting yes! #straightupforequality. (Brian)
100% totally definitively positively affirmatively voting YES!!! #straightupforequality (Amy)
We’re talking about Irish society, being the best version in any referendum, divorce, same-sex marriage, being the best version of ourselves that we can be.
I don’t see why we shouldn’t be allowed.
We never want to be seen as the country that is left behind. I will be voting Yes just because I think it’s important that change happens and life moves on.
Roz Purcell & Bressie
I for one, am 100% Straight up for Equality this May (Bressie)
“If you’re like myself and believe in a more equal Ireland, go onto straightupforequality.org and join us. (Roz)
Mothers of Ireland – if you Vote No in the marriage referendum, your gay sons will be forced to marry Katie Hopkins. #fact #YesEquality
It’s time for our generation to stand up and take into our own hands the future of our nation and its values
Anything else would be laughable…#straightupforequality
For me, marriage is committment between two people. It is nothing to do with race, religion or sexuality.
It’s about being equal, and anything the No side is arguing for I just have no respect for. I’m not even sorry for that.
The thought of it ending in a No vote is terrifying.
Vote YES to civil marriage 22nd May! We should all have equal rights. It’s a changing world. Let’s embrace it & give the same rights to all.
My sister is a lesbian and I want her to have that same feeling. A civil partnership is not the same as marriage,
Let’s face it if you vote no you are saying gay people shouldn’t have the same rights as straight people and you are basically homophobic. So vote Yes.
Aoibhinn Ni Shuilleabhan
This referendum is not about adoption, its not about surrogacy, its about defining marriage as being equal to all member of society and that’s what I’m promoting.
The offensive ‘No’ posters brought me to tears yesterday. What children, or any of us, really need is food, water and LOVE. #MarRef”
Marriage equality is an easy answer for me and will show the world Ireland is a compassionate country that recognises and accepts diversity and most importantly, treats its citezens equally.
I’m really excited about it and I’m really honoured that my first vote is going to be a yes vote for marriage equality.