Gay marriage referendum
Ireland will make history in May 2015 when it becomes the first country to hold a referendum on gay marriage. Civil partnerships came into law in January 2011 in Ireland, but the provisions fall far short of marriage conditions. This coming May, the people of Ireland will be asked to decide whether the following new wording should be added to the Constitution: ‘Marriage may be contracted in accordance with law by two persons without distinction as to their sex.’
Keith Mills is a gay man who doesn’t believe that the definition of marriage should be changed and that Civil Partnerships are a better option for gay couples. Speaking on behalf of Mothers and Fathers matters, an organisation set up to fight the Government’s new Children and Family Relationships Bill, he explained more to Miriam Gormally.