History in the Making

  • 2015-06-04
  • By Karlis Streips
RIGA - “The crowd went wild” would not really be an exaggeration in describing the scene in a square in Dublin last weekend when the Irish government officially announced that by a vote of around 62% to 38%, the people of the Republic of Ireland had voted to amend the country’s constitution on the basis of this proposal:  “Marriage may be contracted in accordance with law by two persons without distinction as to their sex.”  Ireland thus became the first country in the world where same-gender marriage was approved by a national referendum. &#...
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