Ireland votes on Equality

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Ireland has set a month for a referendum on marriage equality. Groups both for and against same-sex marriage will rally as they prepare for the public vote in early May 2015. No specific date has been announced as of yet. The issue was discussed today by Ministers at their final meeting before Christmas. Recent surveys suggest that more than two thirds of the country’s population support marriage equality. The Guardian has more on the topic.

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  1. Amusing video, and it gave me a good chuckle.

    However, to put marriage equality to a referendum vote is very short-sighted and just wrong. When Canada debated legalizing same sex marriage, the government had the balls to stand up and recognize that it wasn’t appropriate to risk minority rights to the opinions of the majority. Prime Minister Paul Martin in a speech to parliament explained it like this:

    “The Charter was enshrined to ensure that the rights of minorities are not subjected, are never subjected, to the will of the majority. The rights of Canadians who belong to a minority group must always be protected by virtue of their status as citizens, regardless of their numbers. These rights must never be left vulnerable to the impulses of the majority.”

    The Irish government needs to grow some balls and do what is obviously the right thing.

  2. Do think, to the extent this brain can, that MARAIGE is now a contract. Meaning, it always is a sort of contract. Now a days it is a money and property contract. EQUALITY is irrelevant. Or, coin for coin, is there a M / F separate ???

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