Irish constitutional panel calls for marriage equality vote

The advisory panel reviewing the Irish Constitution has recommended calling a referendum on marriage rights for same-sex couples. Irish Central reports:

The historic vote by the convention saw 79 percent of members vote to recommend that the constitution be amended in favor of same sex marriages with just 19 percent against and the remainder having no opinion.

A group of 100 elected officials and private citizens are reviewing the 1937 constitution.

The convention’s recommendation now goes to the Government for debate.  The Irish Times says a response is promised within four months.

Here’s a link to all the marriage equality submissions at the panel’s official website.