Stars Urge “Vote Yes” On Gay Marriage In Ireland – See Celebrity Support Messages

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By James Crugnale

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Stars are urging voters in Ireland to vote yes on its referendum to decide whether same-sex marriage should be legal throughout the country. Voters are flocking to the polls throughout the day to cast their ballots on marriage equality, and the results are expected to come in shortly. See messages below from celebrities supporting same-sex marriage in Ireland.

Zach Braff tweeted a photo of himself and fellow “Scrubs” actor Donald Faison locked in a warm embrace, along with the message,”Ireland, if this is wrong, I don’t wanna be right.” U2 showed its support by posting an Instagram photo of a Post-it note with the message saying, “In the name of love…#voteYES,” referencing the lyrics from the band’s hit song “Pride (In The Name Of Love).” Ed Sheeran, expressed, “Ireland, make sure you vote yes for marriage equality today please and thank you.”And Kerry Washington seconded Sheeran’s sentiments, linking to his pro-gay marriage tweet. Ellie Goulding simply tweeted, “#VoteYes #Equality.”

Irish singer Hozier tweeted his support back in March, saying, “Encourage everybody to sign up with @StraightUpEq and get involved in the upcoming vote in Ire.” Irish-born actor Chris O’Dowd also tweeted well ahead of the vote, “Yes! Count me in boss,” and has since changed his avatar to a green heart saying “YES EQUALITY 2015.”

As Gossip Cop previously reported in November, Irish actor Colin Farrell penned an op-ed in the Irish paper Sunday World, calling for the country to pass gay marriage. The actor spoke out about his personal experiences with his gay brother, Eamon, and the struggles he had to go through growing up, experiencing homophobia in his youth.”That’s why this is personal to me,” said Farrell. “The fact that my brother had to leave Ireland to have his dream of being married become real is insane. INSANE,” wrote Farrell.

Gossip Cop will continue to update as the votes and more tweets come in. What do you think of Ireland’s gay marriage vote?

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