The Yes vote makes Ireland the first country to ever legalize same-sex marriage by popular vote. It also marks a decisive turnaround in the way that LGBT citizens will be treated in the European nation, where homosexuality was only decriminalized in 1993.
A crowd of supporters have gathered in Dublin Castle square to celebrate the outcome of the vote. Check out some photos of their smiling faces below.
1. Same-sex marriage supporters gathered in Dublin Castle square to await the referendum vote outcome on May 23.
2. The outcome makes Ireland the first nation to ever legalize same-sex marriage by popular vote.
3. It also makes Ireland the nineteenth country to legalize same-sex marriage in total.
4. Thousands of Irish expats reportedly traveled #HomeToVote yes on the referendum.
5. But maybe they also just wanted to hang out with drag queen and Yes campaign activist Panti Bliss.
6. She seems cool.
7. Congratulations, Ireland!
UPDATE: This story was updated to reflect the official outcome of the vote.
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