Retrieved 5 March Therefore, it would not be open to the State to maintain in being legislation which prohibits the marriage of same-sex couples. Retrieved 27 January Presbyterian Church in Ireland. Even though celebrities like the Taiwanese-American director Ang Lee, the film star Shu Qi, and many famous writers, actively campaigned against the referenda, the avalanche of hostility and malicious attacks from the rival camps was decisive.
Gay rights activists suffer setback, with conservative groups coming out on top in key referendums they initiated.
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Ireland legalises same-sex marriage. Two referendums were held on 22 Mayon the marriage bill and another constitutional amendment, to reduce the age of candidacy for the presidency. Retrieved 23 January Retrieved 26 January And I'm so proud to be Irish today. Also on 1 May, the Irish Congress of Trade Unions announced its support for the Yes campaign with the launch of its "Trade unions for civil marriage equality" campaign. Justices told legislators then to make same-sex marriage legal within two years, a first for Asia, where religion and conservative governments normally keep the bans in place.
Higgins on 29 August This included adoption rights for same-sex couples — prior to the passing of the Act, single gay or lesbian people, or one of the partners in a same-sex couple could adopt, but joint adoption by both partners was not possible. Retrieved 29 October The court did not specify how it wanted gay marriage to be implemented, leaving room for conservative groups to call for separate regulations. The national results were as follows: Retrieved 22 September