Saturday 23 May 2015 is set to be a very important date. Not only is it the day of the Eurovision grand final, as y’all already know, it’s also the day when we discover the results of the Marriage Referendum in Ireland. Should the 22 May referendum pass, same-sex couples will be able to marry for the first time. The campaign has been ongoing for several months now, and as the end draws near, those on both the “Yes” and “No” sides are intensifying their efforts.

Many celebrities have already backed the “Yes” campaign and expressed their support for marriage equality, including Hozier, Ellie Goulding, Colin Farrell and The Script. But they’re not the only ones. Several Irish Eurovision and Eurosong stars have taken to social media to support the “Yes” campaign too.

We’ve rounded up a selection below.

Molly Sterling – 2015

Molly Sterling Marriage Equality Referendum

Nikki Kavanagh – Eurosong 2015 and 2011

Ryan Dolan – 2013

 

Dustin the Turkey – 2008

Donal Skehan – Eurosong 2008

 

Brian Kennedy – 2006

Fionnuala Sherry of Secret Garden – Norway 1995

Fionnula Sherry Secret Garden Retweet Yes Vote Marriage

Charlie McGettigan – 1994

Charlie McGettigan Facebook Marriage Equality Yes

Linda Martin – 1992 and 1984

 

Could Ireland be celebrating on the double? A victory at Eurovision and marriage equality? Only time will tell. For now both sides are “Playing With Numbers” – every vote counts! Information on how to register to vote can be found HERE (the deadline is 5 May) and more details on the referendum HERE

Will Conchita’s message ring true once again in May?

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ForFecksSake
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ForFecksSake

Sadly (or maybe not), I’ll be in Vienna, and I can’t vote as a result. I am getting married next year (to a woman) who’s a divorcee. The church tells me that I can’t get married in a church, but who are they to tell me what to do. Despite what the No camp are saying, having gay marriage legalised will never make me want to marry a man and likewise, having it remain illegal won’t make gay people marry the opposite gender. The argument of children without a mother or a father being neglected is an insult to all… Read more »

Robyn Gallagher
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Mario – I enjoy your comments and I appreciate the colour and enthusiasm you bring along with your celebration of the Diamond Vision. Keep being you!

Julian
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Julian

Marriage is an institution that is overwhelmingly shaped all over the world by religions. If the Catholic Church accepts same sex marriages they will happen. I cannot believe they do not have a very strong influence in this matter.

Ireland Is The Queen Of Our Vision of Gay Love..!
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Ireland Is The Queen Of Our Vision of Gay Love..!

The very 1st Vision after i was born Mr Johnny Logan won! <3 😀
Niamh Kavanagh won with *In Your Eyes* on my birthday! <3 😀
Lynda Martin with *Why Me* that have it written on her pic with the cake that has a barbie doll… <3
When i was a kid i used to play with dolls! <3 😀
I found it so boring to play with games for boys! 😛
Many boys {that are not [email protected] or girly} like to play with dolls & its perfectly normal 🙂

Mario..
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Mario..

@ *nonono* of course NONONO…:P And now i will gonna do it even more just to annoy you 😛 {just sarcasm…i do not care about your opinion actually..} ——————————————— @ Well personally i have never seen any straight fan….Have you…? 😛 P.S. ~ Well its you guys that you misunderstand my comments & you think your own wrong idea…But i do not care or owe to give an actual explanation.. Its my own personal comments & obviously do not represent the whole.. {Like i have my own personal list with liked & disliked songs in ESC that do not represent… Read more »

nonono
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nonono

Can you stop connect Eurovision with gays still? I dont care about your problems…

Evenmde
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Evenmde

This ESC / “gay thing” mix is so silly!

And what a stupid comment buy Only Gay….Irony I hope!!

Lots of ESC fans are actually straight! Many women too!

I like gay people, but I hate such stupid generalizing…not good for anything, and certainly not for the contest!

Maltish
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Maltish

I’d be surprised if it doesn’t make it through. Technically though Molly can’t vote, she’s still under eighteen :P. Also Mario, that name made me Lol.

Freyah
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Freyah

I’d vote yes if I was Irish. But anyway, there goes votes for Molly from Russia.

Lia
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Lia

Hopefully this’ll pass with no trouble, I can’t vote sadly 😛

Darren
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Darren

This is so going to pass 😛 And I really hope it does…its like 70% in favour 😛 For once..my country might just do something positive 🙂

Daniel
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Daniel

It looks like good old Ireland will have their marriage equality after all.

Only Gay Love Survives In IRELAND!
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Only Gay Love Survives In IRELAND!

? + ? = The (Euro)Vision of GAY L <3 VE !

Esceire
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Esceire

Yes Yes Yes.

Deven O'Kearney
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Deven O'Kearney

I am 100% voting a big fat yes to marriage equality.