Saturday 10 December 2016

More liberal voices felt clergy had little to gain from stance

Published 25/07/2015 | 02:30

Billie (41) wasted no time in proposing to her girlfriend, Kate Stoica, (26), popping the question within minutes of the final tally at the Limerick count centre during the referendum.
Billie (41) wasted no time in proposing to her girlfriend, Kate Stoica, (26), popping the question within minutes of the final tally at the Limerick count centre during the referendum.

The decision by the Catholic church to quietly abandon a threat to no longer facilitate the civil aspect of the marriage ceremony is not particularly surprising.

  • Go To

It was made in uncompromising fashion as the run-in to the same-sex marriage referendum gathered pace.

Emotions were running high on all sides - but from the outset it was clear the Church, as part of the 'No' campaign, was fighting a losing battle.

Please sign in or register with Independent.ie for free access to Opinions.

Sign In

Read More

Don't Miss

Editor's Choice