Ecstatic Scenes As Ireland Says Yes

Ireland became the first country in the world to introduce same-sex marriage by a vote of the people on Saturday, prompting joyous scenes of celebration from supporters who gathered here. With a landslide victory for the “Yes” campaign, the results of the referendum revealed 62.1% had voted in favour of same-sex marriage, while 38% voted against, with a majority of more than 400,000. The voter turnout of 61% was among the highest in Irish electoral history.