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Ireland votes on legalizing gay marriage; verdict on Saturday

Polls opened at 7 am (0600GMT) and close at 10 pm (2100GMT). Results will be announced Saturday.

By: Associated Press | Dublin |
Updated: May 22, 2015 1:59:38 pm
Gay marriage, Ireland Gay marriage, gay marriage legal, gay marriages, gay, LGBT community, LGBT news, world news, indian express news Leaders of the country’s dominant faith, Roman Catholicism, have fueled opposition to the measure.

For months, Ireland has debated whether to legalize gay marriage. Now it’s time to vote, and the choice is a simple yes or no.

Friday’s referendum on amending the Irish constitution to give marriage rights to homosexuals is expected to be approved, based on all opinion polls that have given “yes” voters a double-digit lead throughout the two-month campaign.

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But government officials and gay rights activists are expressing caution given Ireland’s track record in producing surprise referendum results.

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They say achieving a high voter turnout is crucial, particularly among younger citizens who traditionally don’t vote in great numbers.

Leaders of the country’s dominant faith, Roman Catholicism, have fueled opposition to the measure.

Polls opened at 7 am (0600GMT) and close at 10 pm (2100GMT). Results will be announced Saturday.

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