Gay Marriage

Ireland May Be Close to Legalizing Same-Sex Marriage

Constitutional Convention votes overwhelmingly for recognition


The Irish constitution should be changed to allow for civil marriage for same-sex couples in Ireland, according to a public opinion group.

The constitutional convention was established by the government to examine proposed changes to the Irish constitution.

The vote was 79% in favour and 18% against, 1% no opinion and 2% of the ballots were spoiled.

The Irish government must now decide whether to accept the recommendation.