Ireland cuts blasphemy ban from constitution
Close to 65 percent voted in favor of the measure, with the strongest support among voters under the age of 35, with 44 percent of eligible voters participating.
The last time someone was prosecuted for blasphemy was more than 150 years ago, though a law against it was passed in 2009. After the Irish vote to legalize abortion earlier this year and the legalization of same-sex marriage in 2015, some may see secularism’s hold on the country only getting stronger.
Voters also elected Michael Higgins to a second term as president, Ireland's largely ceremonial head of state.