Press release

PM statement: Ireland vote to legalise same-sex marriage

Prime Minister David Cameron made a statement following the result of the referendum in Ireland in favour of legalising same-sex marriage.

The Prime Minister said:

My heartfelt congratulations to the people of Ireland, who have voted today to introduce same-sex marriage. Just over a year ago, we introduced same-sex civil marriage and sent out a clear message – you are equal whether you are straight or gay.