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    Ireland’s Marriage Referendum: A Constitutional Perspective


    Ryan, Fergus (2015) Ireland’s Marriage Referendum: A Constitutional Perspective. DPCE Online, 22 (2). ISSN 2037-6677

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    Abstract

    The purpose of this comment is to explore the constitutional dimensions of the recently enacted constitutional reform in Ireland on same-sex marriage. Unlike other nation states, Ireland put the issue directly to the people, thereby entrenching the right of same-sex couples to marry. The aim of this paper is to compare the referendum experiences in recognizing such a fundamental right in Ireland and United States. It also purports to question a popular referendum vote as the best way to determine whether a human right should be extended to a minority.

    Item Type: Article
    Keywords: Ireland; same-sex; marriage; minority referendum;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Social Sciences > Law
    Item ID: 8934
    Depositing User: Fergus Ryan
    Date Deposited: 26 Oct 2017 14:46
    Journal or Publication Title: DPCE Online
    Publisher: Diritto Pubblico Comparato ed Europeo
    Refereed: Yes
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