Irish Voters Back Gay Marriage in 'social Revolution'

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. Waving rainbow flags, embracing and crying, two thousand people gathered to watch the official results in the courtyard of Dublin Castle after voters, young and old, accounted for one of the highest turnouts in a referendum for decades. 48 year-old Fred Schelbaum said, "The amount of people who came out to vote is just such an emotional thing for us,", standing with his civil partner 43 year-old Feargal Scott who he said he intended to marry.



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