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#Marriage equality

# marriage-equality - Thursday 5 February, 2015

Opinion: Same-sex marriage will be decided by the silent (possibly disinterested) majority

I am not gay, none of my close relations are gay, and very few of my friends are gay. So I’ve struggled with the question “how does this affect me?”

# marriage-equality - Monday 2 February, 2015

Church of Ireland won't be campaigning for same-sex marriage vote

The Church’s understanding of marriage remains that it is between a man and a woman.

# marriage-equality - Sunday 1 February, 2015

Where is same-sex marriage legal? Referendum This post contains images

Where is same-sex marriage legal?

Ireland could be joining the list this year.

# marriage-equality - Sunday 25 January, 2015

'Yes' side enjoys massive lead in same-sex marriage debate, but how secure is it? - Poll

A Red C poll has found that 46% have ‘some reservations’ about it

# marriage-equality - Saturday 24 January, 2015

Column: On marriage equality and the red herring of raising children

Whenever same-sex marriage is argued against – be it in print, radio or television – the issue of raising children is inevitably raised. But it’s a red herring.

The Government has a LOT of referendums to get through over the next few years

Anyone excited for the Unified Patent Court vote?

# marriage-equality - Thursday 22 January, 2015

Iona Institute respond with their own chart of prominent words on their website

A chart showing that ‘gay and ‘same-sex’ are frequently used words on the site has been widely shared on social media today.

'Should we allow mothers to marry their daughters?'

The marriage equality debate has begun in earnest…

# marriage-equality - Wednesday 21 January, 2015

Here's the wording you'll be voting on in same-sex marriage referendum

Frances Fitzgerald said she hopes there will be “a constructive and respectful debate” on the issue.

Church of Ireland group has come out in support of a 'yes' vote

The Changing Attitude Ireland group has said marriage should be available to couples, “without distinction as to their sex”.

Gay adoption law will be in place before marriage equality vote

Here’s everything you need to know about what’s happening in Irish politics right now…

# marriage-equality - Sunday 18 January, 2015

"It's not something that defines me": Health Minister Leo Varadkar on being gay

The Minister spoke to Miriam O’Callaghan this morning.

# marriage-equality - Wednesday 14 January, 2015

New poll shows 76% support for same-sex marriage

The details were in the first opinion poll of 2015.

# marriage-equality - Wednesday 7 January, 2015

Opinion: Dear Lucinda and Reboot Ireland, aren't ALL votes issues of conscience?

Decisions that impact taxes or spending have at least as dramatic an effect upon day-to-day lives of Irish people as issues like abortion.

# marriage-equality - Monday 5 January, 2015

From The Daily Edge Here's why #SoundsOfSodomy is trending in Ireland, in case you were puzzled S.o.s

Here's why #SoundsOfSodomy is trending in Ireland, in case you were puzzled

People are going nuts. Pun intended.

# marriage-equality - Friday 26 December, 2014

My 2014: Awards, marches, and the most longed-for baby

Broadcaster and activist Dil Wickremasinghe has had one hell of a year but wait until you see what she has lined up for 2015…

# marriage-equality - Saturday 13 December, 2014

Iona Institute in €10,000 Christmas fundraising drive

David Quinn has written to supporters ahead of next year’s marriage equality debate.

# marriage-equality - Friday 12 December, 2014

The KAL case kickstarted a decade of debate on marriage equality

Katherine Zappone and Ann Louise Gilligan made global headlines when they tried to have their Canadian marriage recognised by the Irish State.

# marriage-equality - Monday 8 December, 2014

'There's no ruling on marriage equality' - BAI denies censorship claims

The authority says that there is no automatic requirement to balance a discussion.

# marriage-equality - Thursday 4 December, 2014

Opinion: The Taoiseach visiting Pantibar shows we will no longer be hidden away

The image of the head of government in a gay bar – once an utterly unimaginable event – sends a powerful signal to all of society about the status of LGBT people in our society.

# marriage-equality - Wednesday 3 December, 2014

"God's Plan for Marriage" is being distributed to 1,300 parishes ahead of referendum

The Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference says it would be a ‘grave injustice’ if same-sex marriage became a reality.

Enda Kenny's visit to a gay bar shows how far the country has come

Here’s everything you need to know about what’s happening in Irish politics right now…

# marriage-equality - Wednesday 19 November, 2014

Poll: Are you registered to vote? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Are you registered to vote?

If you want to vote in next year’s marriage equality referendum, the deadline in next Tuesday. Are you registered?

From The Daily Edge Anjelica Huston asked Irish voters to support marriage equality last night LGBT

# marriage-equality - Sunday 16 November, 2014

From The Daily Edge Colin Farrell writes personal plea to Irish voters to support marriage equality LGBT

Colin Farrell writes personal plea to Irish voters to support marriage equality

Farrell has written the heartfelt article for The Sunday World.

# marriage-equality - Thursday 6 November, 2014

Baker who refused to make marriage equality cake told to offer compensation

The cake was to have Bert and Ernie from Sesame Street on it.

# marriage-equality - Monday 27 October, 2014

Are you registered to vote? Same-sex marriage campaigners want you to check Marriage Equality This post contains a poll

Are you registered to vote? Same-sex marriage campaigners want you to check

Whichever way you want to vote, get your name in.

# marriage-equality - Monday 13 October, 2014

The Vatican has suggested it's ready to welcome gay people... sort of

A document released by the Vatican today asks if it can welcome gay people “without compromising Catholic doctrine on the family and matrimony”.

# marriage-equality - Friday 10 October, 2014

David Norris takes on Russia Today presenter over gay rights Chasing The Rainbow This post contains videos

David Norris takes on Russia Today presenter over gay rights

It was a lively discussion to say the least…

# marriage-equality - Monday 6 October, 2014

Gay marriage extended to five more American states

A Supreme Court decision today means that same-sex couples can now marry in up to 30 states in the US.

# marriage-equality - Tuesday 30 September, 2014

Want to get married on a Sunday in January? You're literally* the only person who does

*Slight exaggeration – there are a few of you.

# marriage-equality - Friday 5 September, 2014

Opinion: Marriage equality isn't a foregone conclusion – there's no room for complacency

Opinion polls may show increasing support for marriage equality, but I still regularly observe open, brutal and honest homophobia.

# marriage-equality - Tuesday 2 September, 2014

"They picked the wrong drag queen": The power of Panti's call

New trailer from The Queen of Ireland doc shows how Rory O’Neill as Panti “spoke the truth above the heads of the political classes, straight to the people of Ireland”.

# marriage-equality - Thursday 28 August, 2014

Opinion: Having an openly gay Rose of Tralee sends a powerful message to middle Ireland

Maria Walsh is a beautiful, smart, confident and normal young woman. She may change the hearts and minds of those who are wary of gay people.

# marriage-equality - Thursday 21 August, 2014

Florida's state ban on gay marriage has been ruled unconstitutional

The statewide bar is the latest to be overruled by a federal court.

# marriage-equality - Friday 15 August, 2014

Opinion: Gay people have been given a chilling message about discussing their lives on air

The BAI has ruled that discussions by gay people about their status and aspirations as Irish citizens must be directly challenged on the same programme at the same time.

# marriage-equality - Tuesday 1 July, 2014

Same-sex marriage vote will take place in spring next year

Enda Kenny confirmed the vote will be early next year in the Dáil today.

# marriage-equality - Saturday 14 June, 2014

'Music levels the playing field between gay and straight people'

The New York City Gay Men’s Chorus is one of 50 choirs in Dublin for the Various Voices festival this weekend.

# marriage-equality - Friday 6 June, 2014

New mayor of South Dublin says he's proud to be 'an openly LGBT mayor'

Fintan Warfield said he wants to be a beacon of hope for those in the community who feel invisible.

# marriage-equality - Friday 11 April, 2014

Column: 'Traditional' marriage? It hasn't always been between a man and a woman

Many opponents of marriage equality espouse the values of ‘tradition’ and believe sanctioned unions have always been between a man and a woman … but that’s not true, writes Peter Ferguson.

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