Talk about a turnaround. Until 1993, Ireland, a majority Catholic nation, considered homosexuality a criminal offense. But on Saturday (May 23), its residents voted overwhelmingly to legalize same-sex marriage, becoming the first nation in the world to do so through the popular vote. Ireland now joins 18 other nations …read more

Source: The Lowdown

Ireland Becomes 19th Nation to Legalize Gay Marriage; First to Do So By Popular Vote [Interactive Map] 26 May,2015Matthew Green


Matthew Green

Matthew Green is a digital media producer for KQED News. He previously produced The Lowdown, KQED’s multimedia news education blog. Matthew's written for numerous Bay Area publications, including the Oakland Tribune and San Francisco Chronicle. He also taught journalism classes at Fremont High School in East Oakland.

Email:; Twitter: @MGreenKQED

Sponsored by

Become a KQED sponsor