Ireland : Support grows for poll on gay marriage

A referendum on gay marriage is looking likely, with a number of TDs from the Irish Government and the Opposition throwing their weight behind proposals to put it to a public vote.

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Two young Italian girls, both dressed as bride advocating for same-sex marriage at the 2010 Gay Pride in Rome
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The Constitutional Convention will vote tomorrow on whether the question should be put to the people.

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The recommendation by the convention will be debated in the Oireachtas before the Government sets out its response within four months — including whether or not it intends to hold a referendum.

The Gay and Lesbian Equality Network said thousands of families across Ireland await the outcome of the debate which begins in Malahide, Dublin, today.

Read more : www.irishexaminer.com

Photo By Blackcat (Own work) [CC-BY-SA-3.0], via Wikimedia Commons

Two young Italian girls, both dressed as bride advocating for same-sex marriage at the 2010 Gay Pride in Rome

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