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Irish gay marriage referendum: 'No' campaigners concede defeat

Source: The Telegraph

Votes still being counted but opponents of same sex marriage admit 'disappointing' results so far

Gay rights groups hailed victory in Ireland's referendum on same-sex marriage on Saturday after "No" campaigners effectively conceded defeat in the historic vote.

"Everyone seems to be predicting a 'yes' ... and that seems to be the case at the moment. It's disappointing," said John Murray from Catholic think tank the Iona Institute, which spearheaded the "No" campaign.

Final results are not expected until later in the day in the poll, which could make Ireland the first country to adopt same-sex marriage via a popular vote.

Read more: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/ireland/11625847/Irish-gay-marriage-referendum-No-campaigners-concede-defeat.html

Now that is a hell of a thing to wake up to.
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