This Friday is the referendum on marriage equality in Ireland. If the vote goes as expected, Ireland will become the first country to establish marriage equality by a popular vote of its people.
It’s good to see the Irish people continue to shake off the narrow moralism that is the unfortunate legacy of their history as a majority Roman Catholic Country.
In the United States, we have an equal protection clause in our Constitution. By the end of June, we expect that the US Supreme Court will rule that this clause of our Constitution requires marriage equality nationwide.
The countries which currently have full legal marriage equality are: