66% of voters support same-sex marriage - poll
Reposted from Irish Examiner http://www.irishexaminer.com/breakingnews/ireland/66-of-voters-support-same-sex-marriage--poll-571264.html
A new opinion poll shows that 66% of Irish voters support changing the law to allow for full same-sex marriage.
The Behaviour and Attitudes poll for today's Sunday Times shows that support for the change is strongest amongst women and younger voters, while more than half of voters over 55 were also in favour of gay marriage.
Just over a quarter of those surveyed believe the law should remain unchanged, with provision for civil partnership.
Meanwhile, Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore is expected to re-affirm his support for same-sex marriage when he addresses the International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex Association (ILGA) conference in Dublin today.
It is the first time the conference has come to Ireland.
Mr Gilmore will deliver the closing address at the event, making it first time in its history that the conference will have been addressed by a country's deputy leader.
The conference is addressing how to advance equality in economically challenging times.
ILGA-Europe is the largest LGBTI non-governmental organisation membership network in Europe and represents over 350 organisations.