[Marxism] Gay marriage referendum in the south of Ireland
philipferguson8 at gmail.com
Tue Apr 7 04:37:13 MDT 2015
It looks as if, on May 22, the south of Ireland will be the first country
on the world in which has voted for gay marriage.
On that a referendum is to be held on same-sex marriages and all the polls
indicate a big victory for gay marriage. In what was once Holy, Catholic
Ireland polls indicate 70-80 percent support for gay marriage.
While I doubt the vote will be as high as 80%, because the Catholic Church
will turn out its lay organisations and have its priests sermonising in the
pulpits up until May 22, I think a big win is on the agenda.
All the parliamentary parties, including the most viciously anti-working
class ones, favour gay marriage. And southern Irish society has changed
dramatically in the past 20-25 years.
For a look at the referendum and societal changes see, Irish society and
politics and the referendum on gay marriage:
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