It’s been an extraordinary few years for Humanism. Since Humanist weddings became legal in Scotland in 2005, they’ve quickly become part of the fabric of society, and I am delighted to see that the Dail in Dublin has decided to make them legal in Ireland too from the start of 2013.
You can read the story here in the Irish Times, but as the Humanist Association of Ireland says, it’s a major victory after a ten year campaign.
If you’re living in the Republic, or just want to marry there, you can find out more here.
I can only wonder how the Catholic Church will respond, but it’s hard not to see it as a judgement on their many failings over the last fifty years.
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