A new poll conducted this week for PaddyPower.com by Red C shows continuing and consistent support for civil marriage equality in Ireland over the last number of years.
The new poll showed that 76% support the Constitutional amendment, 19% are opposed, and 5% were undecided.
“The RedC poll for Paddypower.com shows that a majority of the Irish people in every age group, in every region of the country, across every social class and across every political party support equal access to civil marriage for lesbian and gay couples,” said Kieran Rose GLEN Chair.
“It is clear from this poll and other recent polls that Irish people firmly accept that lesbian and gay couples should be afforded the same respect, legal status and protections in the Constitution that are available to the rest of society.”
The Government recently set announced that the referendum will be held in May of this year.
Commenting on the poll, Mark Kelly of the Irish Council of Civil Liberties (ICCL) sais: “We do not take the outcome of the referendum for granted. We look forward to widespread conversations with people all across the country to explain why marriage matters to lesbian and gay couples and to seek their vote in the forthcoming referendum.”
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