Referendums on Family and Care
Vote Yes Yes on March 8th!
Ireland has taken big steps in recent years towards becoming a fairer and more inclusive society. We voted YES in large numbers on referendums for Marriage Equality and the repeal of the Eighth Amendment.
Now it's time to take another important step.
Recognise families with one parent or unmarried couples in the Constitution.
Acknowledge that family isn’t based on marriage only.
Let children in all types of family know they are cherished.
“Right now, the Constitution says that a family is solely based on marriage. In 2022, 43% of children were born to parents who were not married. It’s time that we change this so that the Constitution recognises all Irish families.”
The second question the people will be asked to vote on is to remove the reference to women’s duties in the home from the Constitution, and replace it with a provision recognising the value of all forms of care in the family – one of the first countries in the world to do so.
Remove the sexist language about a woman's duties in the home.
Recognise that women AND men play an essential role in care.
Place a stronger obligation on the State to support care within families.
“A woman’s place is wherever she wants to be, in the workplace, in education, or in the home.”
Are you registered to vote?
Thanks to Green Party Minister Malcolm Noonan, you can now register to vote online in 2 minutes. All you need is your name, Eircode and PPS number. If you are 16 or 17, you can pre-register so that you will automatically be enrolled once you turn 18.
The last date you can register is February 20th. You can register to vote at www.checktheregister.ie