Ireland Approves Same-sex Marriage By 2-1 Majority

A May 22nd referendum resulted in an historic, resounding approval of same-sex marriage in a country long thought to be highly conservative and traditionally captivated by Catholicism:  Ireland.  By a popular vote of 62% to 38%, a significant majority of Irish citizens confounded expectations and approved the measure as a means of demonstrating that all are valued equally.

For more on the story, we recommend this coverage by the Irish Times.

 

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