Miley Cyrus, Sam Smith, Adam Lambert spread love on Ireland's historic same-sex marriage vote
Ireland made world history on May 23, 2015 when it became the first country to legalize same-sex marriages by means of popular vote. While the country's decision caused quite a stir, the result of the votes received mostly positive reactions especially from celebrities.
According to a report, more than 60 percent of the 3 million people who were eligible to vote cast their ballots. Those who were against the ruling had admitted defeat even before the news was announced later. The tremendous support for same sex marriage in Ireland was a surprise not only in the country but internationally as well.
Miley Cyrus expressed her enthusiasm on her Twitter when news broke out of Ireland approving same-sex marriage. The 'Wrecking Ball' singer is a strong supporter of the LGBTQ community and has been very vocal in the advocacy of gay rights.
"F--- yeah Ireland!" the popstar tweeted.
The young singer, who is notorious for her open-mindedness has created the Happy Hippie Foundation as her latest way of showing her support.
"I believe every American should be allowed the same rights and civil liberties. Without legalized same-sex marriage, most of the time you cannot share the same health benefits, you are not considered next of kin and you are not granted the same securities as a heterosexual couple. How is this different than having someone sit in the back of the bus because of their skin color?" said Miley.
On the other hand, American Idol alum Adam Lambert has also expressed his happiness over Ireland's decision to legalize same sex marriage. The singer said that the music industry has become more accepting of LGBT artists.
"It's quickly changing along with society," Lambert said. "I'm thrilled. We have entered a time with a much more level playing field."
UK born singer Sam Smith would also express his pride over the legalization of same-sex marriages.
"So happy Ireland have passed the law to get married there. Still genuinely shocks me thou, that this is only just happening!!" tweeted the crooner.
To date, Ireland has joined the 18 countries to legalize same-sex marriages but become the first to do so by public decision.
"I think this is a moment that rebrands Ireland to a lot of folks around the world as a country not stuck in tradition but that has an inclusive tradition," said Human Rights Campaign director Ty Cobb.
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