The votes have been counted and marriage equality is now the law of the land in Ireland. After historically high voter turnout, Irish voters approved a nation-wide referendum that added the following language to the constitution: "marriage may be contracted in accordance with law by two persons without distinction as to their sex."
On Friday, Ireland will become the first country to hold a nation-wide referendum for marriage equality. Ireland isn't the first country to have marriage equality, but many will be watching to see what happens when the question goes before the voters.
On May 22, Ireland could become the first country to legalize marriage equality through popular vote. This history-making moment has inspired many celebrities to speak out in support of the LGBT community.
Despite the negative response from the Dublin City Council, the equality mural towering the streets of Dublin sheds light on Ireland's referendum on marriage equality and stresses the importance of love, friendship, and support for others.