The singer changed the words of a song, to the delight of the audience.
Bono paid tribute to the Irish people for voting Yes to same-sex marriage.
Performing ‘Pride (In The Name Of Love)’ on U2’s stadium tour in Phoenix, Arizona on the weekend, the singer credited the biggest voter turnout in the history.
“This is a moment to thank the people who bring us peace. It’s a moment for us to thank the people who brought peace to our country. We have peace in Ireland today,” he told the crowd.
“And in fact on this very day we have true equality in Ireland. Because millions turned up to vote yesterday to say ‘love is the highest law in the land'”.
“Love. The biggest turn out in the history of the State, to say ‘love is the highest law in the land’ – because if God loves us, whoever we love, wherever we come from..then why can’t the State?,” he added.
He then altered the lyric of the song, adding the word ‘gay’ before ‘pride’.
Highlights from Newstalk’s Marriage Referendum coverage
A historic day for Ireland.
Ireland yesterday made global history, after backing same-sex marriage in a popular vote.
Just over 62% supported changing the Constitution, with more than 1.2 million people turning out in support of marriage equality.
Almost as soon as counting had started, it was clear that it was going to be a Yes vote. But as results slowly trickled in from around the country, it was a long afternoon of anticipation and excitement while everybody waited for the official declaration in the early evening.
Newstalk was covering the referendum results throughout the day. We heard from prominent Yes campaigners as they came to terms with the news. Ivan Yates was on hand to confidently declare a Yes victory early in the day, while Chris Donoghue was in Dublin Castle for the official declaration. It was a day of high emotions and more than a few tears, and one presenter even popped the question live on air…
Colin Farrell’s passionate speech in favour of same-sex marriage