Ireland voters succeeded in changing their constitution to legalize same-sex marriage on Friday, becoming the first country to do so through popular vote. In honor of the historical milestone, musicians celebrated via social media!
awww ireland!!! you're so inspiring!! congratulations!!!! best news ever!! ?????
— christina perri (@christinaperri) May 23, 2015
— Tegan and Sara (@teganandsara) May 23, 2015
Ireland, make sure you vote yes for marriage equality today please and thank you https://t.co/V3IPNDqEwD
— Ed Sheeran (@edsheeran) May 22, 2015
— kesha (@KeshaRose) May 22, 2015
Fuck yeah Ireland!
— Miley Ray Cyrus (@MileyCyrus) May 23, 2015
So happy Ireland have passed the law to get married there. Still genuinely shocks me thou, that this is only just happening!!
— Sam Smith (@samsmithworld) May 23, 2015
The pure joy of it. I'm so proud of Ireland today… We can all take pride in making history. Only sorry I can't be there to celebrate!
— Hozier (@Hozier) May 23, 2015
congrats to my friends in Ireland for being the first country in the world to enshrine marriage equality into their constitution!
— Rob Thomas (@ThisIsRobThomas) May 23, 2015
the greatness of ireland's verdict on gay marriage. the tragedy of the brelo verdict. heavy historic day all around.
— matt nathanson (@mattnathanson) May 23, 2015
We couldn’t be happier about the news in Ireland! Hopefully they are the first of many nations to take a nationwide stance on marriage.
“We’re the first country in the world to enshrine marriage equality in our constitution and do so by popular mandate. That makes us a beacon, a light to the rest of the world, of liberty and equality. So it’s a very proud day to be Irish,” said Leo Varadkar, a Cabinet minister who came out as gay at the start of the governments effort to amend Ireland’s conservative Catholic constitution.
“People from the LGBT community in Ireland are a minority. But with our parents, our families, or friends and co-workers and colleagues, we’re a majority,” said Varadkar. “For me it wasn’t just a referendum. It was more like a social revolution,” he said.
Congratulations to all those who took part in this landmark event! Look out for more of your favorite musicians’ tweets about Ireland.