Poll shows three-quarters of voters support gay marriage
QTAOISEACH Enda Kenny's decision to back gay marriage has got a boost – after a poll showed that more than three-quarters of Irish voters support it.
Mr Kenny broke his lengthy silence on the issue during the week, and said that he would campaign in favour of gay marriage in a referendum due to be held in 2015.
The latest Paddy Power/Red C opinion polls shows that 76pc of the electorate would vote in favour of allowing gay couples to legally wed in Ireland.
Just 18pc of voters were opposed to its introduction.
Support is highest among women, those aged under 44, Labour supporters and voters living in Dublin and its surrounds.
Gay marriages are less popular with Fine Gael and Fianna Fail voters, with just under a third of supporters of each party saying they would oppose such plans.