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Congrats Ireland! First country to recognize Same Sex Marriage by Pop Vote!

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John2290 said:
That's only because Mrs Brown got on TV and done a whole skit about it. People here are massivly backward and without Brendan O'Connor doing that among others the vote would have been very different. Don't think Ireland is some progressive country because it certainly is not, although I'm wondering if it's time for Ming Flannagan to get a referendum on legalizing medical cocain ...er...cannabis.


I'd have to disagree with just about everything you say here. Your comment says more about the people you associate yourself with in Ireland than anything else.



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John2290 said:
Madword said:

I'm not sure your comments are helpful.

Why would they need to be helpful?

Making positive comments about drugs and crass comments about the complexities of abortion.... I'm not sure if you are trying to get banned or something. As i say - not particular helpful.



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Zappykins said:

Welcome Ireland to the land of Equality!


You do understand that Ireland was the firs to vote on this in the world, therefore, I'm not sure you have the right to "welcome" them to the "land of equility" seeing as the country already has a great record in this regard and....again.....the first where the people were allowed to vote on the issue. Maybe when the US catches up, then we can welcome you? Instead they leave it up to some old judge in the US to decide whats best for the people in a social matter. Then the likes of it being illegal in many US states for inter racial marriage until 1967, that would be just another example of how the US can't really welcome someone into this land you speak of, when clearly they are so far outside of said land, that's its not even funny.

So please, in future, think before patronizing or speaking down.



Burek said:
This is such great news. I hear that the vote was not even close, a landslide victory for equal rights.

But rather than just a victory for same-sex marriages, I find this a huge win for the entire Republic of Ireland, which managed to achieve so much in so little time - most of us still think of Ireland as this retrograde Catholic country of the past. I am very happy that they are removing that misconception with this strong statement.


Indeed, a massive misconception that categorizes a land with rich culture and history into one generation that were controlled by religion. That generation will soon be gone.....



Do people really have a problem with gay people marrying?

The only problem that exists if it happens in a church. Because the church has rules and you cant just "break" them yet demand to be part of that. The solution to this would be to build a new type of churche/synagogue etc  for the romantic hollywood type of marriage and call it a day.

A registry office marriage should be legal in every country. Because it is nothing "holy" or whatever. Its just a regular contract. Like an adoption would also be a contract etc. Who would deny anyone the right to do this?



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JazzB1987 said:

Do people really have a problem with gay people marrying?

The only problem that exists if it happens in a church. Because the church has rules and you cant just "break" them yet demand to be part of that. The solution to this would be to build a new type of churche/synagogue etc  for the romantic hollywood type of marriage and call it a day.

A registry office marriage should be legal in every country. Because it is nothing "holy" or whatever. Its just a regular contract. Like an adoption would also be a contract etc. Who would deny anyone the right to do this?


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Campaign_for_Homosexual_Law_Reform

main point being "The Campaign for Homosexual Law Reform was an organisation set up to campaign for the decriminalisation of homosexuality in the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland in the 1970s." that it was a criminal act here in the 70s to be gay.... and the odd old biggot here will try to tell you that gays only started to appear here in the last 20 years... not mentioning that of course it was illegal to come out as gay before that, Great day tho for Ireland, literally never been prouder of my country than today and all those in it, 62% of the electorate in favour with all but 1 county being a Yes vote for equality.

Think it was said best today that nothing changed in Ireland today with it's people but the law changed to show just how welcoming and open to equality the people of Ireland are now compared to the heavily catholic image that a lot of people outside Ireland may have believed we still had here. Can only hope now that LGBT couples who might have considered coming to Ireland as tourists see this around the world and see that they're more welcome by the people here than our historic image might have made them think.



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Cobretti2 said:
Zappykins said:

Hey, Corbretti2,

Not sure if you are joking or not, but sorry if you can't be happy for this.  Many loving couples are now going to be affirmed, that when they get married, they are one new family legally.  People will also treat themselves better because of this.

There isn't anything wrong about being gay.  Just like their isn't anything wrong with being left handed.  Both have been vilified by certain religions over the years, but it seems humanity is growing up a bit.

Hope you can join us on this journey. 

PS Remember to keep it clean - you don't want to get banned.  If there is something you want to discuss privately feel free to email me.  I have been an active participating  supporter of same sex marriage for 28 years.  So I've heard so many things and still open to hear more.

nah just a bad 3am joke (which i thought was obvious at that time when half alseep). basically saying that Ireland will get an influx of gay men going there to get married now. Hence more snakes lol.

I think you might want to be careful with that joke, if it is a joke. I imagine calling gay men snakes is really, really dangerous in a discussion like this.



Same sex marriage has been legal in new zealand for like 3 years



think-man said:

Same sex marriage has been legal in new zealand for like 3 years

I don't know how any self-respecting Aussie can stand by while we fall further and further behind the bloody Kiwis! ;)



Awesome! Hopefully my country will someday be tolerant and allow same-sex marriage. We are decades away at this point though.