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Ireland: Proposals to amend sexist constitutional language rejected

15 Mar 2024


The form of backlash

Rights at stake and state’s obligations

Ireland rejected, by referenda, two proposed amendments to the 1937 constitution. The latter would have extended the definition of family beyond marriage and removed offensive language abround women’s “duties in the home.” Varadkar, Irish Prime Minister said the government had failed on its "responsibility to convince the majority of people to vote ‘yes’".

See: New York Post, The Guardian, Aljazeera