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“Family” advocates fight back against Irish civil partnerships

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  1. Another reason for me to be ashamed to call myself Irish. Not deserving of the same rights as my staight friends but still deserving of paying taxes to a government that hides behind the catholic church. And don’t get me started about the Iona institute, if they are not sticking their rosaries to the women of Irelands ovaries they are sticking their nose into the lives of the gay population. Wonder when Ireland will reach the 21st century??????

  2. William - Dublin 27 Jun 2008, 1:37pm

    Indeed Matt, I agree… again our elected elite show the rest of Europe that we’re a backward little country full of inbred hicks spouting “top o’ the mornin’ to ya” and refusing to join the rest of the EU in the 21st century. And what’s truly amazing is that not one of these backward f*cks had the courage to put a name to this “motion” outside that Jim Walsh cretin. If they are so sure of their convictions, they should nail your colours to the mast and have the decency to say who they are.

    How anyone gay can in this country can vote for that party is beyond me.

  3. Robert, ex-pat Brit 27 Jun 2008, 9:40pm

    William and Matt, don’t be too hard on your country, its very frustrating and exasperating I know, but its a damn sight better than what is going on in Italy, Poland, Greece and many of those eastern bloc member states where equality legislation is off the table. The biggest stumbling block is the RC church of course and the only way to diminish its power is to push for its disestablishment, stop granting it tax-exempt status and let it fend for itself. Its losing the cultural war and it knows it only too well. Its the same with gay conservatives in America, the Log Cabin republicans who continuously support a party that legislates hate discrimination in the form of a ban on same-sex marriage in no fewer than 27 states. They naively believe they can change their party from within. How absurd. I’ve no doubt their Irish counterparts concur. Hang in there, you’ll win in the end, its inevitable.

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