In a statement conceding defeat, the Iona Institute, the main opposition group, said it would continue to affirm ‘the importance of biological ties and of motherhood and fatherhood.’ The absurdity of that statement speaks for itself.

The Victory for Same-Sex Marriage in Ireland – I can’t tell exactly what the NYT editorial board thinks is self-evidently absurd here: that “biological ties” are important? That “motherhood and fatherhood” are important? Both?