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History is being made, as Ireland is set to approve same-sex marriage.

Described as an unusually high turnout, more than 3 million have voted to answer the question of whether Ireland’s constitution should be amended to allow gay and lesbian couples to marry.

Government ministers have said they believe it will pass, while “no” campaigners have conceded defeat. An official result is expected this afternoon.

In the capital of Dublin, it appeared that 75% of the votes already counted were in favor of same-sex marriage.

Same-sex marriage is currently legal in 19 countries. If approved, Ireland will become the 20th and the first to do so through a popular vote.

The time for marriage equality is now.

SOURCE: BBC | PHOTO CREDIT: Getty

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