Australia reacts to Ireland’s revolutionary same-sex marriage vote

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After Ireland became the first country to legalise same-sex marriage by popular vote, Australian politicians and the public took to social media to express their opinion on the topic — with an overwhelming number calling for a similar change Down Under.

On Twitter, past and present Australian politicians from the traditionally left-leaning parties, including independents, the Australian Greens and the Labor Party, expressed admiration for Ireland and support for marriage equality in Australia.

Outstanding result for marriage equality in Ireland. If we can’t break impasse in Oz parliament, perhaps time for referendum of our own. KR

— Kevin Rudd (@MrKRudd) May 23, 2015 Read more…

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