Court of Appeals Hears Marriage Referendum Challenges


Today, the Court of Appeals are hearing challenges to the passing of the same-sex marriage referendum – a measure which is delaying the law being enacted.


Dr Fergus Ryan Lecturer in Law at NUI Maynooth told the Irish Independent that “the applicants must prove there was something substantially wrong with how the referendum was conducted.”

So far, objectors are citing reasons such as “the voter turnout not being large enough” and that the government “hid the truth about HIV and Aids in the run up to the referendum.”

Tiernan Brady, Policy Director at the Gay and Lesbian Equality Network (GLEN) is at the proceedings today.

He tweets:

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