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Senator Fidelma Healy Eames is trending again, this time about Mother's Day

She thinks that ‘political correctness has gone mad’.

FORMER FINE GAEL Senator Fidelma Healy Eames has again raised a few eyebrows on Twitter this morning.

Her unusual choice of hashtag earlier this year, #SexualOrientation, ended up trending.

Her description of fraping also caused a stir a couple of years ago.

And now this morning a tweet about the upcoming same-sex marriage referendum means she’s now trending in Ireland.

While bans have been put in place in some schools, a State-wide ban has never been introduced.

According to ABC News, one school in New York banned Mother’s and Father’s Days.

Another last year in Nova Scotia also banned both celebrations, and instead opted for an International Day of Families, CTV News reports.

Closer to home, a Welsh school also introduced a ban.

The US House of Represenatives voted in 2008 to “celebrating the role of mothers in the United States and supporting the goals and ideals of Mother’s”.

Reform Alliance Conferences Source: Laura Hutton/Photocall Ireland

Speaking to TheJournal.ie this afternoon,  Healy Eames conceded that the ban had only been introduced at school level, but said the reports had “struck her”.

She said that it would be unlikely to happen in Ireland, but there’s a chance of a ‘ripple’ effect occurring with other schools following suit.

“All I’m saying is, let’s talk,” she said.

I will decide for sure [on how I will vote] on the same-sex marriage referendum after the Child and Family Relationships Bill passes through the Seanad.

“Let’s not pretend that once we pass the same-sex marriage referendum that it doesn’t have implications for children,” she added.

Healy Eames is putting forward an amendment to allow parents who give a child up for adoption to be able to specify if they would like the child to go a family with with a couple of different sexes or of the same sex.

She said an important aspect is identity, and for the adopted children to know “where they have come from, and how they’ve come to be placed in the family.”

“Love is equally important,” the Senator said, adding that she knows “in her heart” that same-sex couples can provide the same love and security as any other couple.

Now, it’s time for Fidelma to sort out her computer.

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