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Poll: Should Ireland legalise same-sex marriage?

Last night MPs voted for a draft law to legalise same-sex marriage in England and Wales. Should Ireland follow suit?

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LAST NIGHT THE British House of Commons passed a historic draft law to legalise same-sex marriage in England and Wales.

The historic vote paves the way for gay marriage to be legalised across the water provided the bill passes through the House of Lords in the coming months. In Ireland, same-sex marriage has been described as “the civil rights issue of this generation” by Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore but legalisation would require a referendum of the people.

The matter is to be considered by the constitutional convention in the coming months but the Taoiseach has previously declined to express a view on whether or not he is in favour of it, raising questions as to whether a referendum would ever be held. Polls show the majority of people in Ireland support same-sex marriage.

But what do you think? Should Ireland legalise same-sex marriage?

Poll Results:

Yes (8362)
No (3902)
Don't know (667)

Read: Almost 1,000 civil partnerships in Ireland in 2012

Read: Pope says mankind at stake over gay marriage

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