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Rugby legend Brian O'Driscoll voting for same-sex marriages in Republic of Ireland referendum

By Mark O'Regan

Published 12/05/2015

Speaking out: Brian O’Driscoll
Speaking out: Brian O’Driscoll

Rugby legend Brian O'Driscoll has joined a scrum of celebrities voicing their support for a 'Yes' vote in the upcoming referendum on same-sex marriage in the Republic.

The father-of-two took to Twitter over the weekend to encourage his followers to support the move for change, saying: "I'm supporting the Yes Equality campaign for a Yes vote on May 22nd, add a #Twibbon now!".

His wife, Amy Huberman, has also tweeted her approval, writing: "100% totally definitively positively affirmatively voting YES!!!"

O'Driscoll is the latest in a long line of high-profile sports stars and musicians eager to pin their colours to the mast ahead of polling day.

Republic of Ireland captain and LA Galaxy star Robbie Keane has said he was compelled to speak out because he fears gay people are being "excluded because of their sexuality".

"While, unfortunately, I will not be home to vote on May 22, I am strongly supporting a 'YES' vote."

Ireland rugby star Cian Healy tweeted to his 200,000 followers: "Also, I think the 'No' posters are an outright disgrace. They're not holes in the 'No' argument, they're craters! #Yes

Irish actors Chris O'Dowd and Colin Farrell, musician Glen Hansard, comedian PJ Gallagher and TV chef Donal Skehan have all declared their intention to vote 'Yes.'

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