The Irish Same Sex Marriage Referendum

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Dublin crowds celebrate the referendum result on 24 May 2015 | EPA | 15118

The Republic of Ireland held a referendum on same-sex marriage on May 23, 2015.

The electorate voted to amend the constitution to permit same sex marriage. The final result was:

Yes – 1,201,607 (62.1%)
No – 734,300 – (37.9%)

The turnout was 60.5%.


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