U2 celebrates marriage equality in Ireland at Arizona concert

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U2 expressed gratitude to the people of Ireland for voting to legalize same-sex marriage during a concert in Phoenix, Arizona May 23.

While performing “Pride (In the Name of Love)”, U2 front-man, Bono, paused to thank the people of Ireland who he says brought peace to the country.

“We have peace in Ireland today,on this day we have true equality in Ireland,” he said. “Millions turned up to vote yesterday to say love is the highest law in the land.”

Bono sung the 1984 hit song, originally about Martin Luther King, Jr., changing up lyrics to say “they could not take your gay pride.” Bono begins speaking to the crowd at 3:05 in the video.

Irish voters turned out in record numbers May 23 passing same-sex marriage in Ireland with 62 percent of the vote.

Ireland became the first country to legalize same-sex marriage by way of popular vote.

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