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'I wish Irish people the same joy I've found,' Stephen Fry on his same sex marriage

Published 14/05/2015 | 11:29

Actor Stephen Fry (Photo GABRIEL BOUYS/AFP/Getty Images)
Actor Stephen Fry (Photo GABRIEL BOUYS/AFP/Getty Images)

Comedian Stephen Fry has publicly backed a Yes vote in the upcoming same-sex marriage referendum.

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The British actor, who wed his partner Elliot Spencer in January, took to Twitter to support the campaign.

“I wish Irish people the same joy I've found,” he tweeted, along with a video from Irish diaspora supporting marriage equality.

The five minute clip, called Send Love Home, was published on YouTube yesterday by international Irish citizens who relate their experiences and encourage a Yes vote on May 22nd.

Fry has more than 9.6 million followers worldwide.

Despite being fiercely protective of his private life, the QI host announced his marriage to Spencer - a comedian and aspiring writer 30 years his junior – on the social network.

Stephen Fry announced he had married Elliott Smith on Twitter
Stephen Fry announced he had married Elliott Smith on Twitter

“Gosh. @ElliottGSpencer and I go into a room as two people, sign a book and leave as one. Amazing,” he tweeted, along with a photo of the then newlyweds.

He later caused controversy by stating in an interview with Gay Byrne that any God who created this universe was “an utter maniac, totally selfish” and “evil”.

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