Abortion clause will not work, says Baroness O'Loan. Civil society groups and individual testimonies deserve much of the credit for Yes win. This article was updated on 30 October to provide clarification on a number of points. At the moment, same-sex marriage is not legal and access to abortion is only permitted in certain circumstances.
Presidential age vote destined to be forgotten referendum Analysis: Voters take their cue from unenthusiastic, distracted politicians. A sign of the times. In the Republic of Ireland, a referendum in voted to legalise same-sex marriage.
But discord and walkouts stymied debate and left the assembly deserted. Archived from the original on 20 July If you don't get the confirmation within 10 minutes, please check your spam folder. The commission reviewed such areas as property, succession, maintenance, pensions, social welfare and tax and recommended some changes in the law to provide rights for qualifying cohabitees.
Social media has played a central role, he said. Civil society groups and individual testimonies deserve much of the credit for Yes win. However, a majority of women, to year-olds, and urban dwellers supported the idea.
Naomi Long, leader of the Alliance Party in neighbouring Northern Ireland, said "eyes will now turn" north of the border, where abortion and same-sex marriage remain illegal, unlike the rest of the United Kingdom. How does Northern Ireland differ?
Meanwhile Geraldine Martin, a spokeswoman for the Love Both pro-life campaign, said the government had failed to help mothers with unwanted pregnancies. Lots of women regret having an abortion. Slovenia held a national referendum in on the issue, but voters rejected it. Yes, Irish women have abortions.