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    1. Gay couples awake to new Ireland, hope to wed by Christmas

      Associated Press via Yahoo! NewsMay 24 11:51 AM

      DUBLIN (AP) — Gay couples of Ireland woke up Sunday in what felt like a nation reborn, with dreams of wedding plans dancing in their heads.

    2. Ireland celebrates after huge 'Yes' to gay marriage

      AFP via Yahoo! NewsMay 23 07:06 PM

      Ireland on Sunday celebrated a historic referendum approving gay marriage, as the once all-powerful Catholic Church reflected on the need for a "reality check" to keep in touch with changing times. The gay community "has given all of Irish democracy one of its greatest days," wrote Irish Times columnist Fintan O'Toole. It was the first time ever that gay marriage had been approved by popular ...

    3. Many who voted “yes” on gay marriage did so because of their faith—not in spite of it

    4. Ireland gives resounding 62.1 percent 'yes' to gay marriage

      Associated Press via Yahoo! NewsMay 23 07:44 PM

      DUBLIN (AP) — Irish voters have resoundingly backed amending the constitution to legalize gay marriage, leaders on both sides of the Irish referendum declared Saturday after the world's first national vote on the issue.

    5. 'Bold' Ireland votes to legalize gay marriage in landslide

      Associated Press via Yahoo! NewsMay 24 03:30 AM

      DUBLIN (AP) — Ireland's citizens have voted in a landslide to legalize gay marriage, electoral officials announced Saturday — a stunningly lopsided result that illustrates what Catholic leaders and rights activists alike called a "social revolution."

    6. Alabama gay marriage ruling: legal, but not yet

      Christian Science Monitor via Yahoo! NewsMay 22 12:35 PM

      Gay couples will be able to marry in Alabama, a federal judge ruled on Thursday – but not yet. State bans against gay marriage began falling in October as appeals court judges found them unconstitutional in a series of rulings, rapidly raising the number of states where same-sex couples can legally marry to 37. In March, the Alabama Supreme Court, led by Chief Justice Roy Moore, became the first...

    7. Yes or no? Ireland decides whether to legalize gay marriage

      Associated Press via Yahoo! NewsMay 22 03:52 PM

      DUBLIN (AP) — Voters determined to have their voice heard on gay marriage turned out in strength Friday for Ireland's most hard-fought referendum in decades, a contest that pitted the liberal forces of social change against the nation's conservative Catholic foundation.

    8. Ireland looked set on Saturday to become the first country in the world to approve gay marriage by popular vote as crowds cheered in the streets of Dublin in anticipation of the spectacular setback for the once all-powerful Catholic Church. Early results at 1430 GMT showed 61 percent voting in favour and 38 percent against as hundreds of cheering "Yes" supporters started celebrations early ...

    9. DUBLIN (Reuters) - Gay couples flocked to central Dublin to celebrate a "historic watershed" on Saturday as a large majority in the traditionally Catholic country voted to allow same-sex marriage, the culmination of a four-decade struggle for gay rights.

    10. First openly gay NFL draftee Sam signs with Montreal

      AFP via Yahoo! NewsMay 22 01:11 PM

      Michael Sam, the first openly gay player selected in the National Football League Draft, has signed a two-year deal to play for the Canadian Football League's Montreal Alouettes, the team announced Friday. Sam will take his skills to Canada with an eye to improving his game in a league that has been a top developmental circuit for NFL talent. "I am very excited and proud to join the Montreal ...

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