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Irish families have changed — it’s a shame the constitution won’t be amended to reflect that

By Carmel Hannan, Associate Professor in Sociology, University of Limerick
The Irish electorate has rejected a proposal to formally change the definition of “family” in the constitution. Voters also rejected a second referendum on changing wording about a woman’s “duties in the home”.

The constitution of 1937 states that the family is founded on marriage and that the “State pledges itself to guard with special care the institution of Marriage.” The March 8 referendum proposed changing the constitution to recognise families “whether…The Conversation

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