Ireland has even more of a reason to jump around today as, the country’s 3 million voters said “yes” to marriage equality. Several of your favorite celebs like Ireland native’s Denis Leary, Colin Farrell, and the baby faced crooner Ed Sheeran were in full support of the referendum.
Ireland, make sure you vote yes for marriage equality today please and thank you https://t.co/V3IPNDqEwD
— Ed Sheeran (@edsheeran) May 22, 2015
“Proud to be Irish every day but extra proud today #EqualityForAll” -Leary
The issue hit home for Farrell as his brother, Eamon Farrell, is gay and happily married.
In a heartfelt letter written to SundayWorld.com back in November 2014, Colin Farrell explained:
“My brother Eamon didn’t choose to be gay. Yes, he chose to wear eyeliner to school and that probably wasn’t the most pragmatic response to the daily torture he experienced at the hands of school bullies. But he was always proud of who he was. Proud and defiant and of course, provocative.”
“That’s why this is personal to me. The fact that my brother had to leave Ireland to have his dream of being married become real is insane. INSANE.”
The greater majority of the nation’s voters were in favor of a referendum to allow gay marriage then, and now (2015) the fighting Irish won the issue that now-is no longer an “issue.” It’s just: Official!
Other celebs in support of and congratulated Ireland for saying “Yes”:
Ellen Degeneres: “Ireland did it! The 1st country to legalize marriage equality by popular vote, but they won’t be the last! What an incredible accomplishment”
Kerry Washington: “Awesomeness.”
Seth McFarlane: “Congratulations to Ireland for legalizing same-sex marriage on a national level! Come on U.S., let’s catch up to the future.”
Sarah Silverman – “Republic of IRELAND leads the world in social progress by legalizing marriage for all. #LoveWins (shouldn’t it always?)”
Kathy Griffin: “As an Irish-American woman who spread her father’s ashes in #Ireland, I couldn’t be prouder today! #LGBT #MarRef @HRC @GLAAD @TrevorProject”
Matt Bomer: “So happy and proud of my Irish heritage today. What an incredible victory! #IrelandVoteYes”
Joe Biden: “We welcome Ireland’s support for equality. #LoveWins”
Tom Daley: “WONDERFUL news for Ireland. Now everyone…GO GET MARRIED #LoveWins”
Sophia Bush: “Congratulations Ireland. #LoveWins #PopularVote #MarriageEquality”
Matthew Morrison: “#LoveWins Happy for the people of Ireland!”