The Irish Constitution Convention, stablished in 2012, was mandated to consider and discuss some specified issues to propose amendments to the Constitution of Ireland. One of them was a provision for same-sex marriage.
The Convention, an assembly of Irish parliamentarians and citizens, has voted in favor of extending marriage rights to same-sex couples (the margin was 79 votes to 18). The government is not obliged to proceed with the amendment proposals, but has committed to respond formally to each recommendation and debate them in the Irish Parliament.
In any case, a referendum will be necessary in that country to same-sex marriage becomes legal.
Who knows what will happen, but seems the first step for marriage equality in Ireland has been taken.
|Convention to vote on same-sex marriage|
|A demonstration in Dublin for marriage equality|