Ireland's Gay Marriage Vote: 'No' Campaign Concedes
Ireland saw an "unusually high" voter turnout for a referendum to legalize same-sex marriage across the country.By Kate Grumke, Ben Levin | May 23, 2015
The Republic of Ireland made history Saturday by becoming the first country to legalize same-sex marriage by popular vote.
"A couple months ago we would have taken a very small yes vote a very small margin of victory, but now it looks like there's been a resounding yes across the country. And I’m just so proud to be Irish today," Ireland’s equality minister Aodhán Ó Ríordáin told ODN.
The vote passed with more than 62 percent voting in favor of amending the country’s constitution to allow for same-sex couples to marry.