A New Era For Global LGBT Rights Begins After Ireland’s Vote for Same-Sex Marriage

When historians write about the global LGBT rights movement, they will probably divide their timeline into “Before Ireland” and “After Ireland.” 

Before Ireland, a country whose sodomy law wasn’t struck down until 1993, the goal of changing a nation’s mind about LGBT rights seemed daunting if not impossible. After Ireland, it seems like it may just be a matter of time even in countries where public support for LGBT equality remains very low and where powerful religious institutions are vocally opposed. Read More