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#Marriage equality

# marriage-equality - Sunday 17 May, 2015

My wonderful gay family: I was raised by two loving, beautiful lesbian mums

As a child raised by gay parents, I can tell you that my childhood was full of joy and laughter and the same as yours in every way that matters.

# marriage-equality - Saturday 16 May, 2015

My No vote isn’t about faith, it’s about children

If we redefine marriage, we change our Constitution to require that some children will be left motherless or fatherless by design

From The Daily Edge Roscommon farmers sitting in a bath urging people to use their vote is oddly touching Jimmy And Jono
From The Daily Edge Miriam Lord trended on Twitter after her 'divine' and touching Ursula Halligan article SSM

Miriam Lord trended on Twitter after her 'divine' and touching Ursula Halligan article

“All things being equal, it’s not a lot to ask”.

With less than a week to go, the Yes side is sustaining a commanding poll lead

It will take a big turnaround for the proposal to be defeated.

# marriage-equality - Friday 15 May, 2015

Marriage is the only institution which unites children with their mother and father

People need to ask themselves if Ireland should eliminate from law the sole institution that unites kids with their mam and dads.

From The Daily Edge This sums up every conversation Irish people have had with their parents about gay marriage The Gays

This sums up every conversation Irish people have had with their parents about gay marriage

“What about that other crowd, the bisexuals?”

Whatever happens, government may regret activating so many young, idealistic voters

The result of the marriage referendum is far from a foregone conclusion. But one thing’s certain: we now have many more young and passionate voters in this country.

# marriage-equality - Wednesday 13 May, 2015

TD refusing to remove his Yes Equality pin in Leinster House

Jerry Buttimer insists his pin is “not a political badge”.

David Norris: "As a gay man, I would really welcome being voted to be an equal person"

The independent senator came on the plinth to dismiss No side claims about funding to groups campaigning for a Yes vote.

# marriage-equality - Tuesday 12 May, 2015

Mary Lou was told to remove the Yes Equality badge she wore in the Dáil earlier

The badge promoted a Yes vote in the forthcoming same-sex marriage referendum.

Fear is the enemy of love – on 22nd May we have a chance to choose love

We can help heal Ireland and send a powerful message to the world about what kind of people we are.

# marriage-equality - Monday 11 May, 2015

'We can protect the rights of gay people without redefining the meaning of marriage'

If the amendment is accepted, it will prevent the State from adopting a constitutional or legislative stance in relation to a vision of the family which would prioritise the parental roles of mothers and fathers, writes Mattie McGrath TD

# marriage-equality - Saturday 9 May, 2015

We cannot vote. We need you to stand in our place.

As an emigrant, I’m urging people to go to the polls on 22 May. Every single vote matters.

Do we really need to mollycoddle so many apathetic people into voting?

Democracy is on the brain following the shock UK general election result and the pending marriage referendum here…

# marriage-equality - Wednesday 6 May, 2015

From The Daily Edge 9 of the best reaction faces from the Prime Time marriage equality debate Prime Time

9 of the best reaction faces from the Prime Time marriage equality debate

David McCullagh’s eyebrows threatened to fall off his forehead.

From The Daily Edge The couple featured in the No posters are 'appalled' at their image being used Mar Ref

The couple featured in the No posters are 'appalled' at their image being used

Comedian Adam Hills has said that the couple are in favour of marriage equality.

# marriage-equality - Tuesday 5 May, 2015

Leo: People have offered to pray for me and save my soul

The health minister isn’t too bothered though.

From The Daily Edge This Dublin shop's marriage equality sign is brilliantly cheeky Dublin's Best Lay

This Dublin shop's marriage equality sign is brilliantly cheeky

Hamptons Floor Store, you sly dogs.

What would a No vote signal to young gay Ireland?

The result of the referendum will send a clear message to those young people in schoolyards and exam halls.

From The42 Four of Ireland's top sports stars have called for a Yes vote on marriage equality Marref This post contains videos

Four of Ireland's top sports stars have called for a Yes vote on marriage equality

O’Mahony, O’Rourke, O’Shea and Cusack call for a Yes on 22 May.

Did you make the voter registration deadline? A lot of people tried

Queues were spotted at local council offices.

# marriage-equality - Monday 4 May, 2015

What lies ahead in the closing weeks of the marriage referendum campaign?

With the result still far from guaranteed, where are campaigners likely to focus their energies in the final days?

# marriage-equality - Friday 1 May, 2015

Can you name one gender-specific parenting attribute? Me neither.

Peel away the fluffy platitudes behind the ‘complementarity’ of men and women in marriage and you’ll find a troublesome ideology.

From The Daily Edge Two lads were also snapped kissing in front of that No protester in Dublin Lob The Gob

A photographer captured two girls defiantly kissing in front of a No protester

The photo was snapped just outside Trinity College.

# marriage-equality - Thursday 30 April, 2015

Some older gay people are 'excruciatingly lonely' and 'struggle to exist'

Pat Carey has said many people of his generation have contacted him since he came out publicly.

From The Daily Edge Roddy Doyle wrote a great short story about marriage equality, and it's going viral Ronaldo

Roddy Doyle wrote a great short story about marriage equality, and it's going viral

In which Ronaldo decides how one man is going to vote in the referendum. Read it.

# marriage-equality - Wednesday 29 April, 2015

From The Daily Edge Mrs Brown's lovely video about marriage equality went super viral - here's how It's Mrs Brown
From The Daily Edge The rain has washed away the marriage equality mural on George's Street Claddagh Embrace

# marriage-equality - Tuesday 28 April, 2015

Video: Mrs Brown on marriage equality 'What's the feckin fuss?'

She points out that there was a time when women couldn’t vote and that every generation gets a chance to make a big change.

From The Daily Edge 'We all have to grow up a bit': It's Mrs Brown for Marriage Equality Yes Equality

'We all have to grow up a bit': It's Mrs Brown for Marriage Equality

Directed by Lenny Abrahamson.

# marriage-equality - Monday 27 April, 2015

‘What about the children?’ As one of the children in question, I say a No vote will hurt us

There will be children who pass ‘Vote No’ posters on their way to and from school and wonder why these strangers seem to hate their families.

'There isn't a celebrity in the country who would dare come out and say they're voting No'

There was a heated debate on the upcoming referendum between Ronan Mullen and Simon Coveney this morning.

From The Daily Edge Paddy Power 'makes no apologies' for controversial marriage referendum ad Mar Ref
Huge outpouring of support as Irish Times journalist Una Mullally reveals cancer diagnosis Cancer

Huge outpouring of support as Irish Times journalist Una Mullally reveals cancer diagnosis

The Irish Times journalist writes passionately about the support from her girlfriend and the upcoming marriage equality referendum.

# marriage-equality - Saturday 25 April, 2015

'It took me 65-and-a-bit years to summon up the courage to talk about being gay'

Pat Carey said he’d like to get married, but might have left it too late.

# marriage-equality - Friday 24 April, 2015

From The Daily Edge Dustin the Turkey had a chat with Bosco about marriage equality and it was utterly delightful Marriage Equality

Dustin the Turkey had a chat with Bosco about marriage equality and it was utterly delightful

“Story, Bosco? What’s up with me auld flower?”

# marriage-equality - Thursday 23 April, 2015

If the Catholic church doesn't urgently signal a change in attitude, I fear for its future

Representative of the church must meaningfully alter responses toward women, LGBT people, and those in second relationships, writes Fr Tony Flannery.

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