Re: @AC Religion really has become a very "special" form of politics....
62.1% is a resounding result, and 60.5% turnout is very high.
Ireland showed far more interest in and support for same-sex marriage than most other democratic questions. For example, the current president of the US had a higher than usual turnout at 57.2%, with 51.1% for Obama.
Yes, the Irish are far more interested in allowing equal marriage rights to all their citizens than most Western democracy are in who governs them.
PS: If two strangers love each other and want to, WTF shouldn't they get married? It cannot possibly have any negative effect whatsoever upon you or anyone you know, so why stop them?