Ireland never ceases to surprise us! After the equal marriage was adopted by referendum, and after it recently recognized gender without medical intervention, Ireland has just removed the religious exemption.
While Reverend Christina Bradley of the Presbyterian Church of Ireland was the only one to rejoice the people vote in favor of equal marriage earlier this year, she comes to back down, warned by her superiors.
Saturday, the Republic of Ireland became the first country to legalize marriage equality with a referendum.
Huge disappointment in Northern Ireland, where the assembly of Stormont rejected for the fourth time a motion that would have legalized marriage equality.
The Irish Senate approved the bill allowing same-sex couples to adopt.
Even if marriage equality is not legalized in Ireland yet, the government will allow a recognition of same-sex couples who got married in the other countries of the United Kingdom where equal marriage was approved, and the recognition could then be extended to marriages performed in other countries.