Same-sex marriage: Ireland and the US

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On 22 May 2015 a referendum was held in Ireland on a proposed amendment to the Irish Constitution which would permit same-sex marriage. The proposal was approved by 62% of the voters.  A month later the US Supreme Court established  a constitutional right to same-sex marriage striking down bans in 15 states. In Obergefell v. Hodges the Court ruled with a 5-4 majority  that states must issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples and also must recognized same-sex marriages that take place in other states. See Jurist for a summary of the decision.

The Library has an extensive collection of books on the US Supreme Court and on Constitutional Courts in a comparative perspective. There is also a growing number of books on the topic of same-sex relationships.