Ireland's Gay Marriage Referendum

Ireland is holding a referendum on same-sex marriage on Friday. Irish voters will be asked whether they should add a line to their constitution saying that “marriage may be contracted in accordance with law by two persons without distinction as to their sex”.
The yes vote is likely to win. Polls last weekend showed that support for same-sex marriage was somewhere between 69% to 73%. However, people in the yes campaign anticipate a closer result, in part because support for same-sex marriage is significantly higher among younger people than older people, who are more likely to be registered to vote.



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