THE personalities urging the men of Ireland to get involved include many famous faces.
Comedian Kevin McGahern, boxer Andy Lee, former rugby player Gordon Darcy, footballer Richie Sadlier and commentator Con Murphy joined forces to spread the message of a Yes vote on May 25th.
The men, from all different walks of Irish life joined together to spread awareness of the urge to vote in the upcoming referendum.
The reliance on the male vote is particularly necessary to attempt to remove the 8th amendment from the Irish constitution.
Former Irish rugby star Gordon D'Arcy spoke of how Ireland needs to become more compassionate in the future: "The 8th Amendment is getting in the way of a more compassionate Ireland, where women have the choice to get the care they need, and make the decisions they need to make."
Following the conception of the hashtag, #Men4Yes continued to trend online yesterday evening and well into today.
The 8th Amendment is getting in the way of a more compassionate Ireland, where women have the choice to get the care they need, and make the decisions they need to make. #men4yes @Together4yes pic.twitter.com/amLs3yRIUw
— Gordon D'Arcy (@Gordonwdarcy) April 24, 2018
— Richie Sadlier (@RichieSadlier) April 24, 2018
#Men4Yes because I want to live in a fair society where pregnancy and choice isn’t criminalised, and health isn’t at risk. Even though I can’t get pregnant myself, I want the law to trust in the agency of the pregnant.
— Rubber Bandits (@Rubberbandits) April 24, 2018
I’m voting Yes because a doctor shouldn’t need to check with a lawyer before delivering the treatment they know a pregnant person needs #men4yes
— Alan (@alan_maguire) April 24, 2018
Men, if you think the 8th referendum is about healthcare, and that it's for a woman to decide what healthcare she needs, then you are a YES voter. We are delighted to have @RichieSadlier @Gordonwdarcy @AndyLeeBoxing @ConMurphySport and @kevinmcgahern launch our #men4yes campaign! pic.twitter.com/nu7V5FMQ1Z
— Together for Yes (@Together4yes) April 24, 2018
I'm voting yes. A huge part of that decision is reading/hearing the stories of those affected by the 8th esp @InHerIrishShoes.
These aren't debates/posters, just firsthand accounts from women. I'd urge anyone regardless of view to read these. #men4yes https://t.co/oRKrZDuq6f
— Colm O'Regan (@colmoregan) April 24, 2018
I'm voting yes because my friend (I was groomsman at their wedding) had to carry his semi-conscious wife on to a plane in Dublin airport in order to save her life because of the 8th. It has to go#men4yes#repealthe8th
— Cllr. John Campbell (@Cllr_Campbell) April 24, 2018
— Aodhán Ó Ríordáin (@AodhanORiordain) April 24, 2018