Ireland introduced civil partnerships in 2011 and, next May, Irish citizens will vote on extending civil marriage to same-sex couples, with early polls suggesting a landslide victory for equality.
However, referendums have a history of unpredictability in Ireland, due to a combination of low turnouts and powerful religious lobbies.
Today, the Gay and Lesbian Equality Network, the Irish Council for Civil Liberties and Marriage Equality Ireland have all joined together to launch the Yes Equality campaign.
The voter registration drive will be run in conjunction with the hundreds of local community groups, as well as through trade unions and students’ unions.
This voter registration campaign is a critical first step in getting the vote out. Irish people have to register to vote so that they can be part of a fairer Ireland for all. Besides, younger voters in this referendum have the chance to change things.
It's time Ireland!