5 Best Celebrity Reactions to Ireland’s Yes Vote for Gay Marriage

Ireland has just become the first country to legalise gay marriage by popular vote, and these 5 celebrities have all reacted to the exciting and progressive news that shows hope for equality. Believing this is just one step forward in the world, these stars were so excited that people turned out to vote ‘yes’ and congratulated the country for coming together to move towards equality for all.

Colin Farrell


Irish actor Colin Farrell had personally appealed to the country to vote yes and was so pleased with the outcome: “Today Ireland has opened up her heart in a way that the whole world will feel… How we have changed our fortune in 24 hours, how we have lit the way, how we have guaranteed a brighter and more loving future for all who call this beautiful land home. Bravo citizens of Ireland.”

Ellen DeGeneres

Ellen thinks this is only the beginning:”Ireland did it! The 1st country to legalize marriage equality by popular vote, but they won’t be the last! What an incredible accomplishment.”


Dublin native Hozier was filled with joy: “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!”

Lady Gaga

Gaga commented that she hopes the same in possible in America: “Go to bed dreaming of the Supreme Court legalizing LGBT marriage in America, doze in gratitude that today it was legalized in Ireland. We are changing if slowly. And while actions are important, faith is too. Let’s keep our faith that change is possible, and keep our courage.”

Sam Smith

Sam thinks it’s a step in the right direction: “Now can the rest of the world please follow in Ireland’s footsteps? Please… So happy Ireland have passed the law to get married there. Still genuinely shocks though, that this is only just happening!!… Such a long way to go. But we can’t give up until we are equal.”