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Gay teacher who pixellated her face wins dream wedding

Good news for Pixel and Caoimhe.

Source: Newstalk 106-108 fm/YouTube

THE GAY TEACHER who pixellated her face in a video has won a dream wedding with her partner.

Listeners of Newstalk voted ‘Pixel’ and Caoimhe top of the entrants in the station’s #OpenToAll wedding contest.

Over 26,000 votes were cast, with the winning couple getting 33%.

Caoimhe took to Twitter to explain that her partner didn’t show her face in the lip-syncing video as she is a teacher in a Catholic school and feared losing her job.

Section 37 of the Employment Equality Act means that religious schools are exempt from certain aspects of equality law due to their ethos and teachings. 

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In September of last year, junior minister Aodhán Ó Ríordáin said he planned to advance legislation to amend this rule.

The competition was run on the Moncrieff Show, with presenter Seán Moncrieff saying the standard of the videos was “truly impressive and extremely heart-warming”.

“For a bitter old broadcaster such as myself it was nice to be reminded that love is all around,” he added.

Caoimhe and Pixel, who got engaged at Glastonbury over two years ago, will get married at Las Vegas’ Little White Chapel before going on honeymoon in San Francisco.

Background: Gay teacher pixellates face in video so bosses don’t see her

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