TDs Postpone Gay Marriage Referendum

TDs have called for a postponement of the a referendum on gay marriage to separate it completely from the timing of the abortion legislation.

Following a constitutional think-tank backing same-sex marriage, both Fine Gael and Labour want any potential referendum put on hold, with the Irish Independent reporting that sources say this to separate the gay-marriage issue from abortion legislation.

"It will be interesting to see how Labour will push this. They will want something concrete set out before the local elections," a senior party source told the paper.

"Our fellas will want the two issues separated to make sure there is no confusion and not being seen to be too radical, too quick."


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