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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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Meeting the challenges of the twenty-first century

Meeting the challenges of the twenty-first century

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(p.67) 6 Meeting the challenges of the twenty-first century
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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:10.7765/9781526146007.00015

Shortly after civil partnerships came into effect the coalition government collapsed. This chapter outlines how the general election of 2011 helped progress the campaign for marriage equality. This was a time ripe for political reform. Each of the main political parties recognised a need for constitutional change which was reflected in their election manifestos.

Keywords:   Green Party, Sinn Féin, General election, Citizens’ assembly

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