Ireland: New Poll Says 73% Believe Marriage Equality Should Be a Constitutional Right

Written by scott on February 23rd, 2012

New York Gay Marriage PollMarriage Equality today welcomed the results of a new Red C poll which indicate that 73% of voters believe marriage equality should be enshrined in the Constitution.

Three in four of those polled agreee with the statement, “Same-sex marriage should be allowed in the Constitution.” The research was carried out by academics and polling company Red C on behalf of the government, to examine the reasons why last year’s referendum on Oireachtas inquiries was defeated.

The survey follows yesterday’s news that the government will soon issue draft proposals for the make-up of the Constitutional Convention pledged in the Programme for Government last year. The Convention will consider, among other issues, the provision of marriage equality for same-sex couples.

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