Last Saturday the people of the Irish Republic voted to change the definition of marriage from being between one man and one woman to being between two persons of the same or of opposite sex. The 'traditional' definition of marriage had been enshrined in the Irish constitution, a document which can only be amended by public referendum. Over sixty-percent of those who took part in the referendum voted for the proposal, which also received strong backing from the southern political parties, commercial companies and the mainstream media. News of the result received widespread praise from celebrities and politicians alike who lauded it as a victory for 'equality'...

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