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Marriage – a fading institution

12 March 2024

3:00 AM

12 March 2024

3:00 AM

‘Dearly beloved, we are gathered together in the sight of God, and in the face of this congregation, to join together this man and this woman in Holy matrimony, which is an honourable estate…’

This once-standard ceremony has seen a dramatic decline, but this decline is perhaps not terminal.

The recent Irish referendum, with its goal to rewrite definitions of marriage and the role of women and parenthood into the Constitution, has been a dramatic failure.

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