IRELAND: Dublin Students Break World Record In Marriage Equality Event
More than 500 people took part in the event to raise awareness for a Yes vote in next month’s Marriage Equality referendum. The event, which was organised by the Union of Students in Ireland (USI), took place in Smithfield Square at 12 noon. To meet the requirements of the Guinness World Record, participants had to dress in red, assemble into the shape of a love heart and hold the formation for five minutes. USI president Laura Harmon said: “Our aim today in forming this large group of people into the shape of a Love Heart and setting this new World Record was to highlight what the Marriage Equality Referendum is all about – giving equality before the law to the love between couples whether they are straight or gay. “It was amazing to see over 500 people turning out in the horrible weather with such fantastic enthusiasm. Hopefully the positive energy shown today will translate itself into a Yes vote on 22 May next,” she added.
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