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The History of Marriage Equality in Ireland: A Social Revolution Begins

Sonja Tiernan


Ireland was the first country to extend marriage to same-sex couples through a public vote. This book records the political campaign and strategy that led to this momentous event in 2015, from the origins of a gay rights movement in a repressive Ireland through to the establishment of the Yes Equality campaign. The story traces how, for perhaps the first time in the history of the Irish State, the country shed its conservative Catholic image. Ultimately, this is the account of how a new wave of activism was successfully introduced in Ireland which led to a social revolution that is being fully ... More

Keywords: Marriage, Lesbian, Gay, Homosexual, Referendum, Constitution, Ireland, Equality

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9781526145994
Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: September 2020 DOI:10.7765/9781526146007


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Sonja Tiernan, author
University of Otago