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  • Timeline of landmarks in Ireland's changing attitude to gays story has photos
    Updated: May-23-15 12:36 pm

    DUBLIN - Gays in Ireland lived in the shadows for decades, lest they face ridicule, assault or even prison in Victorian times. Saturday's referendum result to legalize gay marriage represents a stunning triumph for gay rights activists following decades of struggle to gain greater rights and respect.