Ireland: Marriage Equality Support Reaches 75%; Irish Equality Minister Announces Support

Written by scott on January 28th, 2013

titleA new poll shows marriage equality support has risen by 12% since 2008, Pink News says:

The Millward Brown poll, commissioned by Marriage Equality Ireland, has shown that the percentage of people in support of equal marriage had risen by 12%, since 2008, and in 2012 was 75%. In 2008, 63% of Irish people thought equal marriage should be provided to gay couples, and support over the two polls was highest among women, 18-34 year olds, parents and unmarried cohabiting couples.

Moreover, support is even stringer among younger voters:

It also showed that 90% of 25-34 year olds said they thought gay people should have equal rights, and 88% of parents also thought so.

A constitutional convention in April is likely to take up the issue. In related news, Pink News also reports that the UK’s Equality Minister has voiced support for the issue:

Offering his personal support of equal marriage, he said: “I personally believe that a democratic republic that professes a commitment to the principle of equal citizenship should not continue to prevent same-sex couples from entering into a legal partnership that is legally recognised and designated as being a marriage.”

Will Ireland be the next country to legalize marriage equality?

 

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