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'In Awe': Celebrities, Irish React to Ireland's Vote to Legalize Gay Marriage

Ireland became the first country in the world Saturday to nationally vote in favor of legalizing gay marriage.

Ireland became the first country in the world Saturday to nationally vote in favor of legalizing gay marriage.

Before the official announcement, the results were clear, and people — from gay-rights supporters to celebrities — took to Twitter to share their reactions.

David Quinn, the director of the conservative Iona Institute and leader of the "No" campaign — which sought to prevent Ireland's constitution from being amended to permit same-sex marriage — tweeted to congratulate the "Yes" side: