|Vote yes for marriage equality|
It's not a coincidence that I'm posting this blog today, because today, MAY 22 is the day that Ireland votes to amend their constitution to include Marriage Equality for gay marriages. When we were there, there were "VOTE YES" (and vote "no") signs everywhere. It was very exciting.
It was also sad that the same kind of crazy conservatives exist there that try to squelch rights. However, the Irish People don't listen to them and are FED UP with the institution of church after all the sex scandals there. As a result, churches have a lot less attendees and no more political power (AS it should be everywhere). So, the people of Ireland are voting on equality, and are not being influenced by a divisive religion (Can you tell we're fed up with organized religion who get into politics in the U.S.?)
|Tom, Rory (Panti) O'Neill, Rob at PantiBar|
|The PantiBar in Dublin|
AMAZING TALK FROM IRELAND'S FORMER PRESIDENT ABOUT VOTING FOR MARRIAGE EQUALITY
On Monday, May 18, Mary McAleese, Former President of Ireland gave in incredible speech: "Why My Family is Voting YES to Marriage Equality." She needs to give this talk to the U.S. Congress. As an intelligent politician she clearly and concisely outlines why marriage equality should be and how marriage has grown from the past.
- Did you know women were not allowed to own property in the past?
- Did you know that women were considered property?
- Did you know it was okay for a husband to rape his wife?
- Did you know it wasn't until 1968 in the U.S. that people of different races could marry?
YES. Marriage has grown and changed. It needs to continue growing and changing to respect all citizens.
This level-headed, clear, factual talk separates church and state, and provides all reasons why gay marriage should be a reality everywhere.
Take the 24 minutes to watch, or just LISTEN to it. It is eye-opening. If you didn't understand the need for marriage equality before, you'll understand it now.