Watch: Mrs Brown has a message for Ireland ahead of equal marriage vote

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One of Ireland’s biggest TV stars has released a video in support of equal marriage.

The Republic of Ireland is set to vote on May 22 on a proposal to introduce civil same-sex marriage.

Ahead of the referendum, Mrs Brown – the creation of comedian Brendan O’Carroll – shares her views on equal marriage and discusses why she will be voting yes in the marriage referendum.

She says: “Nothing beats the joy and contentment I feel knowing that my son Rory has just as much opportunity for happiness as everybody else’s son. And that’s all I ask for him, the opportunity.”

Using her trademark colourful language, she asks: “When two people love each other, you should allow then to get married. What’s all the fecking fuss?”

During the video, which has gone viral on social media Mrs Brown recognises that some oppose same-sex marriage, but compares this to past hostility towards people of different races and religions marrying.

Regardless of their views, Mrs Brown urges people to vote, saying: “That’s the important thing”.

However, she also states that the younger generation should seize “their chance to make a change.”

In January, Mrs Brown’s Boys star Eilish O’Carroll urged people to back same-sex marriage in the country’s upcoming referendum.

Earlier this month, Grammy nominated singer Hozier also made an impassioned video urging people to vote for marriage equality.