90% of Irish Students Union to vote ‘yes’ on same-sex marriage

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Ahead of this May’s Irish referendum on same-sex marriage, the country’s Students Union has announced that 90% of students plan to vote to approve the measure.

The Republic of Ireland, which introduced civil partnerships in 2011, is set to vote this May on extending civil marriage to same-sex couples.

Union of Students in Ireland, on launching a campaign this morning supporting a ‘yes’ vote, it was also announced that 90% of students plan to support it.

Hollywood actor Colin Farrell has reiterated strong support for same-sex marriage in Ireland, saying he supports it “with every fibre of my being”.

He has made several pleas for same-sex marriage in recent months.

Farrell – who was the best man at his brother’s wedding – is a long-time supporter of BeLonG To, which combats homophobic and transphobic bullying in schools.

There are currently no plans to introduce same-sex marriage in Northern Ireland.