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'Same-sex' vote and the Republic

Published 10/11/2015

It has been reported that the people of southern Ireland voted two-to-one (eg 66%) in favour of same-sex marriage in the recent referendum. They did not.

Only 60% of the population even voted. Of this 60%, 62% voted in favour. That means that only 37% actually voted in favour. Of those eligible, 40% did not vote at all; and we certainly cannot ascribe to them agreement, as seems to be happening in these inaccurate reports.

Moreover, the 'Yes' lobby was heavily financially supported and given much media publicity.

ISABELLA CORR

Greyabbey, Co Down

Belfast Telegraph

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