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Sun May 26, 2019, 01:55 PM

Divorce referendum: Ireland votes to liberalise laws

Source: BBC

Divorce referendum: Ireland votes to liberalise laws

26 May 2019

People in the Republic of Ireland have voted overwhelmingly in favour of liberalising divorce laws, in a referendum held on Friday.

The proposal passed with 82.1% of voters backing a change to the law.

The constitution currently states that spouses must be separated for four of the previous five years to divorce.

But that clause will now be removed, allowing the Oireachtas (Irish parliament) to decide a new separation period before divorce is allowed.

Divorce was legalised in Ireland in 1995, after a referendum that approved the measure by 50.28% to 49.72%.


Read more: https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-48410903

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Doreen May 2019 #1

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Sun May 26, 2019, 02:32 PM

1. So now a woman only needs to remain married

to her violently abusive husband for two years. How sweet of the fucking goverment. Maybe I am wrong on that situation but I have not seen anything saying that divorcing violence has different rules.
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