Poll indicates majority support for same-sex marriage

Almost three quarters of people in Ireland back the idea of same-sex marriage.

A Red C poll carried out towards the end of last year on behalf of the Government asked voters their opinion on various proposed reforms, including the abolition of the Seanad, and whether the offence of blasphemy should be removed from the Constitution.

Some 73% said they believe same-sex marriages should be allowed in the Constitution, according to the poll, details of which were published in a number of newspapers this morning.

The issue is one of a number of questions expected to be examined by a new constitutional convention being set up this year.

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