Last Friday, Ireland voted by a 62% majority to change our national constitution to include gay marriage. The ‘yes’ campaign framed the issue around “equality”, while the ‘no’ campaign emphasised the purposeful removal of at least one biological parent from children. Both sides would agree that cultural transformation in Ireland has been breathtakingly fast. Both sides would also agree that this vote marks a definitive break from Ireland’s long-standing ‘marriage’ (pun intended) to the Catholic Church. Although most people in Ireland will continue to call themselves both Catholic and Christian, they are increasingly resistant to the actual teachings of the Church, and increasingly individualistic and self-guided in their spirituality. What this vote means for the future of families, freedom of conscience, education, and the evangelical church in Ireland remains to be seen. There are already many who are saying that those who will not support the new definition of marriage have no place in modern Ireland. But whatever happens, we will continue to keep our conduct honourable, “so that when they speak against you as evildoers, they may see your good deeds and glorify God on the day of visitation” (1 Peter 2:12)