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L’électorat irlandais vote en faveur de modifications constitutionnelles en matière de divorce

In a referendum held on Friday, 24th May, the Irish electorate voted to remove the 4-year period of separation between couples in order to seek a divorce as well as to give recognition in Ireland to divorces obtained outside Ireland.
Religious groups such as the Catholic Church urged that state efforts would be best invested in supporting marriage rather than seeking constitutional changes to divorce. Individual bishops such as Bishop Kevin Doran of Elphin argued that voting for the proposed constitutional changes was at odds with Catholic norms and values. 81.2 per cent of the electorate voted in favour of the referendum (turnout about 50 per cent).

For more detail, see Referendum Commission, Statement by Bishop Denis Nulty and Pastoral message of bishop Kevin Doran.

27 mai 2019