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    It hasn't been fully tallied yet, but the numbers are high enough for us to be confident that it is a yes vote.

    As for "Catholic Ireland" the main religion, at the last census, was Judaism. We haven't truly been a Catholic country in a while.

    Still.... very pleasantly surprised that it is such a majority vote.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DT75 View Post
    It hasn't been fully tallied yet, but the numbers are high enough for us to be confident that it is a yes vote.

    As for "Catholic Ireland" the main religion, at the last census, was Judaism. We haven't truly been a Catholic country in a while.

    Still.... very pleasantly surprised that it is such a majority vote.
    Yes, but aren't the laws still steeped in Catholic beliefs? I might be misremembering, but one of the reasons I wrote that I was surprised was because of that poor woman who died in 2013 while miscarrying because it was illegal for the hospital to perform a termination.

    I guess I assumed from that that it was still 'Catholic Ireland' :-) and that there would be many people voting against.

    Anyway. Great result!

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    Quote Originally Posted by harvs View Post
    Yes, but aren't the laws still steeped in Catholic beliefs? I might be misremembering, but one of the reasons I wrote that I was surprised was because of that poor woman who died in 2013 while miscarrying because it was illegal for the hospital to perform a termination.

    I guess I assumed from that that it was still 'Catholic Ireland' :-) and that there would be many people voting against.

    Anyway. Great result!
    Government law and hospitals run by Catholics are two separate entities. I believe there are religious run hospitals in Australia that also won't preform certain procedures

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    Quote Originally Posted by maternidade View Post
    Government law and hospitals run by Catholics are two separate entities. I believe there are religious run hospitals in Australia that also won't preform certain procedures
    This and a few other links seem to indicate it is not specific to Catholic hospitals until Irish legislation is changed to reflect a 1992 High Court Ruling.

    http://www.cbc.ca/m/news/world/misca...land-1.1144270

    Anyway, sorry to derail.

    Gay marriage, woot yeah!

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    Quote Originally Posted by beebs View Post
    If conservative and Catholic Ireland can do it, there is no excuse for us now. Especially as the majority of Australian's are in favour. Good for Ireland!
    I was going to say the same thing. Time we stopped pandering to the vocal right minority and give GLBT people the basic right they don't have. To marry the person they love. I actually feel embarrassed how backward this country is

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    This made me smile this morning when I heard this. I still can't believe in this day & age Australia doesn't have this. Anyone should be able to marry the person they love regardless of their gender. Everyone should have equal rights & I hope Australia follows Ireland in this.

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    That isn't correct, the latest Irish census figures show that 84% of Irish people in Ireland identify as Catholic (of course identifying and practising are different), which is down from previous census, but still the majority. More people are starting to identify as no religion, and if growth continues as it is by 2043 Islam will be the second most common religion in Ireland.

    Quote Originally Posted by DT75 View Post
    It hasn't been fully tallied yet, but the numbers are high enough for us to be confident that it is a yes vote.

    As for "Catholic Ireland" the main religion, at the last census, was Judaism. We haven't truly been a Catholic country in a while.

    Still.... very pleasantly surprised that it is such a majority vote.
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    Ireland didn't have any provision to divorce until 1996 yet in less than 20 years they have managed to progress to vote yes to marriage equality.

    Meanwhile in Australia the federal government has changed the aged care funding system which, if supported, could leave nursing homes able to operate without registered nurses on site. To address this situation our illustrious leader went surfing for a dementia fundraiser.

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    My first reaction was good on Ireland....

    But watching this actually made me very sad. Very sad that it still hasn't happened in Australia and doesn't look like it will happen in the short term future.

    I'm embarrassed for us as a nation, despite the fact we all know as a majority we support it.

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    Utterly disgraceful.

    Quote Originally Posted by Busy-Bee View Post
    Ireland didn't have any provision to divorce until 1996 yet in less than 20 years they have managed to progress to vote yes to marriage equality.

    Meanwhile in Australia the federal government has changed the aged care funding system which, if supported, could leave nursing homes able to operate without registered nurses on site. To address this situation our illustrious leader went surfing for a dementia fundraiser.


 

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