Ireland To Hold Historic Vote On Same-Sex Marriage

CBS Boston

BOSTON (CBS) – It’s been 11 years since gay marriage was legalized by the Supreme Judicial Court in Massachusetts, the first state to do so in the U.S.

But a historic vote in Ireland Friday could make that country the first nation in the world to legalize same-sex marriage by popular vote.

The debate over same-sex marriage in Ireland could come to an abrupt end with a historic referendum Friday.

Voters will agree or disagree to permit marriage between “two persons without distinction as to their sex.” The Yes campaign’s been vocal and positive and polls suggest they’ll win big.

“It’s more fair and it’s more equality it’s better for Ireland I think,” says a young Dubliner.

Led by the church, the opposition’s message “don’t discriminate against gays but don’t allow gay marriage” has been a tougher sell.

“Personally I believe same-sex marriage is most unnatural,” is the opinion of…

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