Ireland votes to oust ‘medieval’ blasphemy law

Decision is latest in ‘quiet revolution’ of seismic social and political changes in the country

Campaigners in Ireland celebrated the end of a “medieval” ban on blasphemy on Saturday, after voters overwhelmingly supported a referendum to remove the offence from the constitution.

Almost 65% of voters supported the move – a total of 951,650 people – with just over 35% (515,808) in favour of retaining it, on a turnout of just over 43%.

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Source: theguardian