Next week, on 22 May 2015, Ireland has the opportunity to show how progressive a country we have become when we vote in the marriage equality referendum.

I'll be voting YES, because I believe in equality. I want to see my gay friends getting to celebrate the amazing experience that marriage is and for them to be recognised as equal citizens.

It's hard to believe now, but until 1993 homosexuality was illegal in Ireland. I hope in 20 years time that we'll be looking back in amazement, thinking about a time when we didn't have marriage equality. 

I believe all love is equal.


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