Ireland holds Marriage Equality Referendum

ALL eyes are on Ireland this week, as the Marriage Equality Referendum on May 22 asks its citizens whether or not they think same-sex couples should be allowed to enter into the union of marriage.
Polls released over the weekend reveal that most are in favour of this proposal. An Ipsos MRBI survey for the Irish Times shows YES votes at 70 per cent and Millward Brown for the Sunday Independent has YES votes at 69 per cent. Turnout on Friday is key to the success of this referendum.
A YES vote will confirm the Marriage Equality Bill 2015 which was passed by the Dail back in March.
Polls close around 10pm. Ireland does not have electronic voting, so the ballots will not be tallied until Saturday. Final results are not expected until 4 or 5pm on Saturday.

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