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Same-sex amendment threatens Constitution

Because it was enacted in the name of the Most Holy Trinity and acknowledges “all our obligations to our Divine Lord Jesus Christ,” the Constitution upholds the union of man and woman, with its potential for the begetting of children, as “the institution of marriage (civil or religious), on which the family is founded.”

While a same-sex union may well provide the foundation for a loving, secure family, it is, of its very nature, incapable of begetting children.

It is therefore incompatible with marriage, as the institution, both civil and religious, is recognised in Article 41.

Reason and logic and truth would deny same-sex marriage being in any way “the institution of marriage on which the family is founded.”

A successful ‘yes’ vote would subvert the Constitution by ignoring the essence of Article 41.

James McGeever

Dublin Road

Kingscourt

Co Cavan


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