Appearing Thursday on the Tonight
Show, Irish actor Colin Farrell applauded passage of a referendum
on same-sex marriage in Ireland, which made it the first country to
legalize such unions through a popular vote.
Farrell had endorsed the referendum in
an op-ed where he spoke of the distance his brother Eamon had to
travel to marry his husband.
Farrell writes personal appeal to Irish people to approve gay
During his Tonight Show
appearance, Farrell mocked the Roman Catholic Church's response to
“You know, God bless them, the
Catholic Church said, 'It's a dark day for the people of Ireland.'
You look at all the footage and it's just rainbows everywhere.
Everyone's dancing,” Farrell said.
“Oh, people were going crazy,” host
Jimmy Fallon said.
“I mean, it was an amazing day. Old
and young alike, the whole country came together in a massive gesture
of love,” he added.