Huge victory! Ireland becomes first nation to legalize marriage equality
by popular vote.
This weekend, love triumphed! Ireland became the first country to win marriage equality by a popular referendum – an overwhelming 62% of voters said YES to equality.
The Yes Coalition in Ireland made history – and All Out members helped. Over 400 of us chipped in to place ads all over Facebook to push young people out to the polls in the critical final hours before the vote. It worked: our pro-equality ad reached over 330,000 people on Facebook, reinforcing the powerful effort on the ground to get people out to vote!
This is people power. When we sign a petition, share a message on Facebook, or make a small donation, our actions go the distance and make a real difference.
The fight isn’t over. In so many countries, loving gay and lesbian couples are still considered sub-citizens. Their love isn’t recognized. And in 76 countries, it’s still a crime to be gay. We have a long way to go, but thanks to the incredible effort by our friends in Ireland, we just got one step closer to our dream of equality, everywhere.
Loves Always Wins,
Andre, Jeremy and the rest of the All Out team.
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