Irish Republic Votes for Marriage Equality

A proposal to amend Ireland’s Constitution was approved by 62.07% of the voters in a referendum held on May 22, 2015.  The amendment states: “Marriage may be contracted in accordance with law by two persons without distinction as to their sex.”   Implementation will require action by the Parliament and President, which is expected to follow as a matter of course.  Legislation will set the date when same-sex couples can begin marrying. The vote made Ireland … <Read More>