Ireland’s next referendum

Article 41 of the Irish constitution was originally about protecting marriage and family but was changed following a divorce referendum of 1995 (41.3.2) and the marriage equality referendum of 2015 (41.4). Next year, a referendum will see Ireland moving even closer to a constitution scrubbed clean of all original provisions giving special recognition and protection to families created through the marriage of a man and a woman and in which the woman plays a distinctive role within the home.