Ireland goes to the polls for marriage equality vote

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A historic vote is taking place in Ireland Friday as the republic becomes the first nation in the world to hold a referendum on legalising same sex marriage.

Polling stations opened at 7 a.m. local time and will remain open until 10 p.m. with a count scheduled for Saturday (May 23).

Some three million voters have been invited to cast ballots across Ireland’s 43 constituencies, the Guardian reports.

They’ll be asked whether they agree with the following statement: “Marriage may be contracted in accordance with law by two persons without distinction as to their sex.” Read more…

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