Irish PM concedes defeat in referendums about women's role in the home, definition of family

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Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar conceded defeat Saturday as two constitutional amendments he supported that would have broadened the definition of family and removed language about a woman’s role in the home were headed toward rejection in early vote tallies from two referendums.

Varadkar, who pushed the vote to enshrine gender equality in the country’s constitution by removing “very old-fashioned language” and trying to recognize the realities of modern family life, said it was clear the amendments were “defeated comprehensively on a respectable turnout.”

“It was our responsibility to convince the majority of people to vote ‘Yes’ and we clearly failed to

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