Ireland votes to remove Blasphemy as an offence from the Constitution

Voters have overwhelmingly supported the proposal to remove blasphemy as an offence from the Constitution.

The final result from Friday’s referendum¬†shows that 64.85% voted Yes while 35.15%¬†voted No.

The word blasphemy will now be removed from the Constitution

Blasphemy was defined as publishing or uttering something “grossly abusive or insulting in relation to matters sacred by any religion, thereby intentionally causing outrage among a substantial number of adherents of that religion”…. This will be removed from the Irish Constitution.

-Noah Harte