Call us: + 353 86 264 1634 E: info@theweddingguy.ie

“Marriage may be contracted in accordance with law by two persons without distinction as to their sex.”

 

image

This is the wording which proposes to amend the constitution to legalise within the state marriage between members of the same gender.

The referendum on Marriage equality in Ireland will take place in May on a date yet to be decided.

If the Irish as a nation introduce marriage equality, the country will have the distinction of being the first in the world to do so by popular vote. This is a historic opportunity for Irish people and for the nation, possibly leading the way for human rights issues around the globe by starting at home.

The coming months will see strong debate within Ireland regarding this issue with certain traditional Catholic strongholds indicating they will focus on the definition of the family as well as the status of children.

However make no mistake. This referendum is not about anything more than equal rights for individuals regardless of their gender.  Individuals already have the right to adopt in Ireland. It is about having the right to stand together as a couple, pledge love to one another in front of family and friends, to exchange vows and be recognised under Irish law with equal obligations, rights and protections offered to all citizens.

 

 

One comment on ““Marriage may be contracted in accordance with law by two persons without distinction as to their sex.”
  1. I could not refrain from commenting. Well written!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

*

Top