Ireland’s marriage equality bill has now passed all legislative barriers since the historic referendum in May 2015, meaning it can now be signed into law by President Michael D Higgins.
Ireland became the first country in the world to legalise same-sex marriage by way of a popular vote in May 2015.
Several people from the marriage equality movement gathered to watch its final moments when the bill completed its committee stage and report stage at the upper house of Parliament in the Republic of Ireland (the Seanad).
The chair of the Seanad asks, “That the bill do now pass, agreed?”
“Agreed,” the senators reply.
Applause breaks out, celebrating a monumental moment in Irelands history and concluding years of campaigning to achieve marriage equality.
Last Updated on Oct 23, 2015