Dáil Agree Constitutional Change Needed On Same-Sex Marriage

Minister for Justice Alan Shatter has praised the unanimous support shown by the Dáil for same-sex marriage, saying: "I think we have made history."

It is understood that the House reached an agreement that a constitutional change is needed and that a referendum should be held.

However, the government will not consider holding a referendum until 2015, in an effort to ensure "it was not misrepresented and that there was clarity in the minds of those coming out to vote".


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