Ireland, a strongly catholic country, might just vote in favor of legalizing gay marriage this weekend.
Ireland wouldn’t be the first country to legalize it, but if the bill passes, it would mark the first time such legislation was passed through a referendum.
Homosexual acts were still illegal in Ireland as late as 1993! Needless to say there has been quite a turn around in public opinion on the issue since.
There are, of course, still people who rabidly disagree with legalizing same-sex marriage, so it is not a guarantee that the bill will pass. For all of us outside of Ireland, we can only wait with bated breath.
But as we wait, let’s take a look at a two minute history of marriage:
Marriage has sure looked pretty different in the past, and in the future it will probably change some more.
In my opinion, that’s a good thing.
Author: Kathryn Muyskens
Editor: Alli Sarazen
Photo: Andre Solnik/Flickr