'What A Romantic Story,' Said The People Who Didn't Watch The Last Few Seconds

It's not unusual for a person to ask for their partner's hand in marriage. And some people are still asking for their partner's parents' blessing too. But asking 4 million people for permission? Ireland, you know I love you, and you're the most educated country in the E.U. Why do you have such a daft, outdated law in place?