Brian Finnegan is from Dublin. He and his partner are raising a son together and believe that the referendum is a vote in favour of loving families, and it’s about valuing all families equally. “This is about valuing every family in Ireland. I think the Irish people think that equality is the basis of our society.”
Andrew Murphy (28), from Galway, lives abroad with his partner and hopes to return someday. Equal marriage for him represents a life-changing possibility. For Andrew, the fact that his sisters can marry and he can’t “doesn’t sound fair, and it’s not fair.” “Why should Irish law distinguish between couples in a way that the average Irish family no longer does?