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Poll: Should Ireland lift the ban on same-sex marriage?

Demonstrators in Dublin are today seeking to lift the ban on same-sex marriage. What do you think about the issue?

Image: David Duprey/AP/Press Association Images

THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE are expected to take to the streets of Dublin today for the third annual March for Marriage, organised by LGBT Noise.

Demonstrators are seeking to highlight the inequalities of civil partnership legislation and lift the ban on same-sex marriage.

Organiser Max Krzyzanowski toldTheJournal.ie that parenting issues were among some of the most significant factors in relation to civil partnerships, as a child raised in a civil partnership can only have a legally-recognised relationship with one parent.

Krzyzanowski also said that the majority of Irish people are in favour of same-sex marriage and that it was politicians who were “holding us back” (a Sunday Times/Red C poll in March found that almost three quarters of Irish people are in favour).

Still, the issue remains contentious – with some arguing that marriage should only be open to heterosexual couples.

Today we ask you simply: should Ireland lift the ban on same-sex marriage?

Poll Results:

Yes (3351)
No (763)

Read: Thousands to march for marriage equality in Dublin>

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