Ireland votes in referendum on same-sex marriage
May 22, Dublin: Voters in Ireland are taking part in a referendum on legalising same-sex marriage on Friday. More than 3.2m people are being asked whether they want to amend the country’s constitution to allow gay and lesbian couples to marry.
Polling stations opened at 07:00 BST with voting continuing until 22:00 BST and counting due to start on Saturday morning.
Homosexuality was only decriminalised in Ireland in 1993. Gay couples are now allowed to sign civil partnerships.
Across the border in Northern Ireland, gay marriage is banned even though it is legal in the rest of Britain.
The Oslo Times