Liberalism has won in a mature, functioning democracy

Liberalism has won in a mature, functioning democracy
Genevieve O’Mahony 25, Sinead Williams 26, Elieen Lynch 27, Lucy O’ Shea 28, from Dublin in the RDS, Dublin, at the Irish referendum to repeal the 8th Amendment. Pic:

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Liberalism has won. Yesterday’s victory is the latest in a series of victories (on contraception, homosexuality, divorce, children’s rights, gender recognition, marriage) that, together, amount to a slow-burning revolution. (The battle on the secularisation of education is, admittedly, ongoing, but liberalism is in the ascendant.)

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