Today marks 5 years since #MarRef (the Marriage Equality Referendum) in Ireland.
Voters turned out in their droves (61% turnout) with almost two thirds voting Yes.
So 3,210 same sex couples have tied the knot since 2015.
Will never forget this day five years ago. Working in @spin1038. We all watched the result come in from the newsroom. Sprinted into the studio to announce it as @TracyClifford faded into Macklemore's 'Same Love' while a rainbow was shining over Dublin #MarriageEquality
— Seán Defoe (@SeanDefoe) May 22, 2020
Five Years On, #MarRef Has Changed Ireland
Cormac Golloghly and his partner Richard Dowling were the first same sex couple to get married.
While Richard says Ireland is a different place now:
"People don't stare at you anymore like they once did."
"I think it has been a very important change for the gay community in Ireland. "
— Rebecca Shekleton (@RebShek) May 22, 2020
Cormac says they became the first by chance rather than by deisgn.
"There was luck, more than anything that got us to be down in Tipperary the day it happened."