‘No’ side finishing strongly

Press release from The Iona Institute

A ‘No’ Vote is a vote for common sense

Several thousand volunteers all over the country have been tirelessly leafletting, canvassing and putting up posters for the last few weeks and months calling on people to vote No.

As the campaign has progressed, more and more volunteers have come forward wanting to do their bit to defend the current constitutional definition of marriage and the family. The No campaign has gained in energy and confidence over the course of the last four weeks.

Commenting, David Quinn of The Iona Institute said: “At the end of the day, the No campaign is defending the common sense idea that mothers are different from fathers, and that the union of a man and a woman is special and unique and different from any other kind of relationship that people can form.

“The issue before us is not whether two people of whatever sex can love each other as much as any other two people. Of course they can. The issue is whether we should change the constitutional definition of the family in such a way as to deny the differences between mothers and fathers and men and women when it comes to the family and in particular the raising of children. It is also about the value we place on the biological ties.”

Quinn concluded: “What is really at stake has become clearer to Irish voters since this debate began in earnest. Therefore we have seen the polls begin to shift our way despite all of the political parties and seemingly the whole of ‘Official Ireland’ being on the Yes side. We are hopeful that common sense will prevail tomorrow and that Irish people will Vote No and keep Article 41 of the Constitution intact.”