What part of the constitution do you think we need to change to allow same-gender (universal) marriage? Is it not simpler to try and pass a law and see if it is challenged?

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Please take into account that Article 41.3.1 of the constitution is using, like all other articles, the Irish word teaghlach in the Irish version, when the English is using “family”.

Teaghlach refers to the “household”, not to the “clan”. Therefore it is hard to argue, based on the word “family”, that there is an assumed blood relation, or that only birth parents are concerned.

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