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The History of Marriage Equality in IrelandA Social Revolution Begins$
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Sonja Tiernan

Print publication date: 2020

Print ISBN-13: 9781526145994

Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: September 2020

DOI: 10.7765/9781526146007

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Irish historical and global context

Irish historical and global context

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(p.5) 1 Irish historical and global context
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The History of Marriage Equality in Ireland
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Sonja Tiernan

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Manchester University Press
DOI:10.7765/9781526146007.00010

Discussing the background of the gay rights movement in Ireland, this chapter opens on 24 July 1975, when David Norris, Chairman of the first national gay rights organisation, appeared on national television to discuss why gay people should have equality. This chapter describes how Ireland was then the last remaining member of the European Economic Community to retain criminal penalties against male homosexual activity.

Keywords:   European Economic Community, Equal Status Act, Fianna Fáil, Progressive Democrats

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