More than half of the country voted yes to same sex marriage last week, making Ireland the 20th country to legally embrace homosexuality.
“Today Ireland made history,” Prime Minister Enda Kenny said at a news conference, adding that “in the privacy of the ballot box, the people made a public statement.”
“This decision makes every citizen equal and I believe it will strengthen the institution of marriage,” Mr. Kenny said.
To celebrate, here is a list of the 20 countries that has legalized gay marriage:
The Netherlands (2000)
South Africa (2006)
England and Wales (2013)
New Zealand (2013)
Finland (effective 2017)