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Monday 20 August 2018

Vogue: 'Time for my sister to be allowed to get wed'

VOGUE Williams has gone to bat for the right of her gay sister Amber to marry as she celebrated her own second wedding anniversary.

DJ and model Vogue married Brian McFadden in September 2012.

The glamorous couple enjoyed two celebrations, a registry office wedding in Dublin and a lavish celebration in Florence a few days later.

But her sister now deserves the same treatment according to the former Fade Street star.

"I want my sister to be able to get married. I want her to have the same rights as me," said Vogue in a video uploaded to YouTube.

"If I have a gay child I want them to be able to get married and I just want everyone to live happily ever after and just be equal."

The 27-year-old tied the knot with the ex-Westlife singer in front of family and friends in traditional white with a flowing veil.

Growing up, Vogue said she dreamt like everyone else about her wedding and having a family.

Now that she has had her chance to say 'I do' she wants her sister to be able to do the same.

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"Whether you are gay or straight you do always think of the end game that you're going to get married, you're going to have kids," she added.

The situation in Ireland at the moment for same-sex couples who want to marry clearly irks the Dublin beauty.

"It's almost like you're doing something wrong because you can't have what we have," she said.

"If I was gay myself it would be heart-breaking not to be able to get married."

Ahead of the same-sex marriage referendum in 2015, Vogue was on hand to encourage people to vote next year.

"Unless you're equal with everybody else in the country you'll never have enough rights so vote marriage in," she stressed in the video.

Her older sister Amber has plans to tie the knot with her long-term girlfriend if gay marriage is legalised.

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