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    re: Same-sex marriage on course to be approved by Ireland [W:112]

    Who cares?.....little else needs to be said.

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    re: Same-sex marriage on course to be approved by Ireland [W:112]

    Looks like it was a blowout.
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    re: Same-sex marriage on course to be approved by Ireland [W:112]

    Quote Originally Posted by PeteEU View Post
    Sad that a referendum is even needed.. cant believe the media are pushing that narrative as a positive.. pathetic.
    I agree, i was always opposed to voters deciding civil rights one way or the other. That's what a constitution and the courts are for

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    re: Same-sex marriage on course to be approved by Ireland [W:112]

    Quote Originally Posted by disneydude View Post
    And once again....the United States falls behind the rest of the world.
    Yeah when it finally becomes reality here we can gloat "We're #18!"

    Which is about our place in a great many categories these days

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    re: Same-sex marriage on course to be approved by Ireland [W:112]

    Quote Originally Posted by chromium View Post
    Yeah when it finally becomes reality here we can gloat "We're #18!"

    Which is about our place in a great many categories these days
    Sad......but true.

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    re: Same-sex marriage on course to be approved by Ireland [W:112]

    Quote Originally Posted by chromium View Post
    I agree, i was always opposed to voters deciding civil rights one way or the other. That's what a constitution and the courts are for
    Just on a pendantic note the referendum was on whether to change the consitution so that gay marriage can become legal. Consitutions can be wrong, especially in Ireland.

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    re: Same-sex marriage on course to be approved by Ireland [W:112]

    Quote Originally Posted by Red_Dave View Post
    Just on a pendantic note the referendum was on whether to change the consitution so that gay marriage can become legal. Consitutions can be wrong, especially in Ireland.
    a constitution alterable by the mob is not what i had in mind to begin with either

    However, i'm not sure you're correct that the constitution had explicitly banned gay marriage. While i'm not going to pour through the full irish constitution, here is what i found:


    Article 41
    1 The State pledges itself to guard with special care the institution of marriage, on which the family is founded, and to protect it against attack.

    The dozens of ways one could interpret that...

    Yes, constitutions can be horribly wrong, in the US notably prohibition, and public sentiment does have some sway, but i'm far more comfortable with civil rights being guarded by the educated elite than what we saw transpire in state after state here thanks to the ignorant masses.

    If that was not accomplished in ireland prior to a public vote, by way of court rulings or whatever, then there is systemic ailment in the irish political system, such as granting the masses too much power over minorities. Why even have a government if it's going to be so useless
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    re: Same-sex marriage on course to be approved by Ireland [W:112]

    Gay marriage approved in Ireland.

    Just shows they're Biblically and spiritually challenged also.
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    re: Same-sex marriage on course to be approved by Ireland [W:112]

    Quote Originally Posted by WSUwarrior View Post
    Who cares?
    Lots of people.

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    re: Same-sex marriage on course to be approved by Ireland [W:112]

    Quote Originally Posted by Logicman View Post
    Gay marriage approved in Ireland.

    Just shows they're Biblically and spiritually challenged also.
    Good for them.

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