Ireland votes Yes

Old May 24th 2015, 9:52 am
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Well done Ireland for breaking the shackles of religious conservatism and becoming the first country in the world to approve gay marriage. 62% in favour. Slainte.
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Originally Posted by Shard View Post
Well done Ireland for breaking the shackles of religious conservatism and becoming the first country in the world to approve gay marriage. 62% in favour. Slainte.
No, not the first country, but the first to approve it by referendum. Gay marriage is already legal in many countries, the UK being one, but the others have been by acts of the government and not the people.

Still well done to Ireland, and a kick in the teeth for the Catholic church and it's repressions.
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Yes by referendum/popular vote. My browser crashed and I had to rewrite my post, forgetting that bit! Anyway, the fact that it is popular vote speaks volumes. A real good kick in teeth.
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It made me want to PUKE.
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Why can't homosexuals just get on with their lives and stop boring the rest of us with their preciousness-I mean apart from them who really gives a damn. Marriage is such an archaic concept anyway.
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You two are a hoot!
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It made me want to PUKE.
well, at least that outs one homophobe. Do you realise that if uyou have a circle of more than 10 friends, there is a strong likelihood that at least one is homosexual. so just suck it up... possibly not the best phrase there..
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well, at least that outs one homophobe. Do you realise that if uyou have a circle of more than 10 friends, there is a strong likelihood that at least one is homosexual. so just suck it up... possibly not the best phrase there..
Might just be a 'sanctity of marriage' thing rather than homophobia. Whichever it is, times have moved on. I suppose for some older citizens 50+ (yourself excluded of course) it is harder to adjust to the changed social mores.
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This will no doubt upset the Duggards
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Might just be a 'sanctity of marriage' thing rather than homophobia. Whichever it is, times have moved on. I suppose for some older citizens 50+ (yourself excluded of course) it is harder to adjust to the changed social mores.
I'm not sure that's a a excuse... I genuinely thought those two posts didn't really mean it cause people surely don't blatantly hold those views anymore. Horrible, vile posts.
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I'm not sure that's a a excuse... I genuinely thought those two posts didn't really mean it cause people surely don't blatantly hold those views anymore. Horrible, vile posts.
If you're referring to MY post (and excuse me if you're not) then I certainly did mean what I posted. It wasn't a homophobic post at all and neither was I expressing any "vile" opinions. I know some very nice people who are gay but they don't "climb on rooftops" to point out to the rest of the world that they consider themselves hard done by. I don't actually know any homophobics but the constant press coverage of a minority group becomes so wearisome to most readers that they eventually will become a target for criticism.

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If you're referring to MY post (and excuse me if you're not) then I certainly did mean what I posted. It wasn't a homophobic post at all and neither was I expressing any "vile" opinions. I know some very nice people who are gay but they don't "climb on rooftops" to point out to the rest of the world that they consider themselves hard done by. I don't actually know any homophobics but the constant press coverage of a minority group becomes so wearisome to most readers that they eventually will become a target for criticism.

Bored now!
Well I guess I am not as wordly wise or cynical as you appear to be, or may be I'm not part of a minority group that faces prejudiced behaviour on a daily basis so I'm not weary of constant press coverage which I seem to have missed nor wish to criticise any minority group.

My views on whether marriage is outdated are entirely irrelevant to anyone else's wish to be married...and so if that's what they wish to do then gay or straight then they should be able to do so.
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"Well I guess I am not as cynical as you appear to be......"
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hey conniewalker, if you're so bored by this topic why are you posting on this thread?
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ps GO IRELAND

i imagine there are some conservative irish-american catholics who aren't too happy with the motherland right now, bwa hahahaha
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