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By voting on marriage equality young people can give politicians a collective 'stuff you' | Gay Alcorn

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I’m looking forward to under 30s, irritated by middle-age politicians and commentators, flexing their collective political muscle in a way that could outlast this single issue Support our independent journalism by making a one-off or monthly contribution In the book Ireland Says Yes, an account of the referendum campaign that legalised same-sex marriage in 2015, the authors identified why this was about more than the narrow question of whether gay people could wed. For young Irish people in particular it was an issue with the potential to transform politics, a chance to directly influence a political system that had failed them. Related: We must campaign for marriage equality with the same dignity and respect we are seeking | Tiernan Brady Related: Marriage equality: 'The only thing worse than having this postal vote ... is losing it' Continue reading...