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Tony Abbott says no to referendum on same-sex marriage despite Irish vote 24.5.2015 The Guardian -- World Latest

PM says referendums are only needed for a proposal to change the constitution and MPs in favour have to decide whether to bring a vote to parliament

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Australian PM Dismisses Same-Sex Marriage Referendum Idea 24.5.2015 newindianexpress.com
Australian Capital Territory Liberal senator Zed Seselja said he did not support gay marriage, but there was a reasonable case for a referendum in the country.
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For one Irish couple, saying ‘yes’ is a matter of family values 24.5.2015 The Hindu: Today's Paper
For one Irish couple, saying ‘yes’ is a matter of family values
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Becomes first country to legalise gay wedlock through popular vote 24.5.2015 The Hindu: Today's Paper
Becomes first country to legalise gay wedlock through popular vote
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Australian PM dismisses same-sex marriage referendum idea 24.5.2015 New Kerala: World News
Read Full story of ' Australian PM dismisses same-sex marriage referendum idea ' at newkerala.com.
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Matrimonial ad for gay son stirs lively debate (Feature, With Images) 24.5.2015 All News-IANS Stories
When Mumbai-based Harish Iyer's mother Padma placed a matrimonial advertisement in a Mumbai tabloid for her gay son, she never thought it would generate a debate across and outside the country.
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Australian PM dismisses same-sex marriage referendum idea 24.5.2015 All News-IANS Stories
Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott has dismissed the idea of a referendum on same-sex marriage in the country after Ireland voted in favour of amending the country's constitution on the issue.
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Australian PM resists gay marriage referendum push 24.5.2015 Zee News : World
Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott Sunday said his country would not follow Ireland`s lead and hold a referendum on gay marriage, adding that any decisions would be made by parliament.
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With over 62 percent votes, Ireland says a resounding ‘yes’ to gay marriage 24.5.2015 FirstPost: World

Irish voters have resoundingly backed amending the constitution to legalize gay marriage, leaders on both sides of the Irish referendum declared Saturday after the world's first national vote on the issue.

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Ireland Votes for Gay Marriage 24.5.2015 newindianexpress.com
Homosexual acts were decriminalised in Ireland only in 1993, and a vote on divorce in 1995 was passed only by a 51 per cent majority.
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Ireland gives 'robust' nod to same-sex marriages in 'historic' referendum 24.5.2015 New Kerala: World News
Read Full story of 'Ireland gives 'robust' nod to same-sex marriages in 'historic' referendum' at newkerala.com.
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Ireland gives 'robust' nod to same-sex marriages in 'historic' referendum 24.5.2015 Sify News
The Republic of Ireland has voted overwhelmingly to endorse same sex marriages in a historic referendum.
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Ireland: 62% voters back gay marriage in 'social revolution' 24.5.2015 DNA: Top News
The people of Ireland backed same-sex marriage by a landslide in a referendum that marked a dramatic social shift in a traditionally Catholic country that only decriminalised homosexuality two decades ago. After one of the largest turnouts in a referendum there, 62% of voters said 'Yes', making Ireland the first country to adopt same-sex marriage via a popular vote. 'Yes' supporters crowded into the courtyard of Dublin Castle to watch in blistering sunshine as results trickled in from around the country were shown on a large screen. They cheered with joy as the final tally was announced and then burst into a rendition of the national anthem. "We woke up today to a new Ireland. The real Irish Republic that I have dreamed of my whole life," said Jean Webster, a 54-year-old administrator who came out as a lesbian eight years ago after separating from her husband. Government ministers waved a rainbow flag from the stage in front of the crowd and one lesbian senator proposed to her partner live on national ...
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Landslide Votes Make Ireland First Country to Legalise Gay Marriage 24.5.2015 newindianexpress.com
62.1 percent of Irish voters say "yes" to changing the nation's constitution to define marriage as a union between 2 people regardless of their sex.
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Ireland celebrates after huge `Yes` to gay marriage 24.5.2015 Zee News : World
Ireland on Sunday celebrated a historic referendum approving gay marriage, as the once all-powerful Catholic Church reflected on the need for a "reality check" to keep in touch with changing times.
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Liberal MP calls for referendum on same-sex marriage after Ireland vote 24.5.2015 The Guardian -- World Latest

Senator Zed Seselja says a referendum is the best way to settle marriage equality debate, as campaigners on both sides vow to step up efforts

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Ireland is a kinder, fairer place after voting for same-sex marriage 24.5.2015 The Guardian -- Front Page
The referendum was a victory for the old ideas of humane citizenship and societal empathy

This year, Ireland is commemorating the 150th anniversary of Yeats’s birth. That great poet once remarked waspishly that the Irish had “fed the heart on fantasies/ the heart’s grown brutal from the fare/ more substance in our enmities than in our love.” But on Friday, Ireland took a massive step against enmity and consigned one outmoded version of itself to the past.

Things won’t be the same again.

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Unthinkable: Irish lead gay revolution with 'Yes' vote 24.5.2015 Telegraph: Front Page
Ireland has become the first nation in the world to approve same-sex marriage by a popular vote - a measure that would have been unthinkable just a few years ago in what traditionally had been a Roman Catholic stronghold.
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Irish Catholic leader says Church needs `reality check` 24.5.2015 Zee News : World
A top Irish Catholic leader said that the Church needed a "reality check" as preliminary results on Saturday showed a referendum for gay marriage had been approved in what he called a "social revolution".
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Rights groups hail Irish vote for gay union 24.5.2015 Asian Age: International
Supporters for same-sex marriage hold an inflatable “Yes” in Dublin Castle on Saturday. (Photo: AFP) Gay rights groups hailed victory in Ireland’s referendum to allow same-sex marriage today after the “No” campaigners effectively conceded defeat in the historic vote. “Everyone seems to be predicting a ‘yes’ and that seems to be the case at the moment. It’s disappointing,” said John Murray from Catholic think tank the Iona Institute, which spearheaded the “No“ campaign. Early indications suggest the Republic of Ireland has voted to legalise same-sex marriage in a historic referendum. More than 3.2 million people were asked whether they wanted to amend the country’s constitution to allow gay and lesbian couples to marry. Counting started at 0800 GMT this morning. An “unusually high” turnout has been reported. The final result is expected later on Saturday. If the change is approved, the Republic of Ireland would become the first country to legalise same-sex marriage through a popular vote. Minister for ...
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