Tuesday, May 19, 2015
The text of the measure is as follows:
“Marriage may be contracted in accordance with law by two persons without distinction as to their sex.”
Polls have shown a large lead for the "Yes" side which would lead to a victory for marriage equality. All major parties have endorsed the Yes position and the coalition said that they would not be surprised to see a result of 60% in support of marriage.
This is an astonishing possibility in a country that is 85% Catholic and where abortion is still illegal and divorce was legalized only two decades ago.
Good luck, Ireland!