Some big news out of Ireland this Saturday morning – the country will vote on a marriage equality bill next year. Joe.My.God reports:
Speaking yesterday at an LGBT event held at Google’s Dublin headquarters, Irish Deputy Prime Minister Eamon Gilmore committed to a 2014 national referendum on same-sex marriage. The Government’s own constitutional think-thank voted overwhelmingly in favour of gay marriage earlier this year, pushing it up the political agenda. The Constitutional Convention is due to send its report on gay marriage to the Government soon, and ministers have four months to decide their response to it. The Coalition is likely to agree to a referendum on gay marriage, and Mr Gilmore now says it will happen next year.
The last poll we have showed that two thirds of Irish citizens supported marriage equality late last year.