Monday, May 18, 2015

Ireland’s marriage equality moment embraced by Irish Catholics & Presbyterians

By Fintan O'Toole

IRELAND---If polls are accurate — in a corner of Europe hardly thought of as a bastion of liberalism, like Sweden or the Netherlands. In spite of opposition from the Roman Catholic and Presbyterian churches, from Islamic leaders and conservative civic groups, surveys of public opinion consistently show more than 70 percent in favor of the government’s starkly simple proposal to add a line to the Irish Constitution: “Marriage may be contracted in accordance with law by two persons without distinction as to their sex.” [link]