The Humanist Association of Ireland is absolutely delighted that Ireland has said YES to same sex marriage.
We have long championed full equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people in Ireland, and are delighted that the Irish people have strongly endorsed the rights of couples to marry without distinction as to their sex. It is particularly inspiring that this change has come about by popular vote, but we are mindful that many other countries continue to persecute and oppress LGBT people. We hope that the resounding endorsement of equality and justice for the LGBT community in Ireland will inspire other countries and will be seen as a milestone towards equality for LGBT people throughout the world.
We also look forward to more changes in Irish society that support equality, compassion and reason.