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First Irish public civil partnerships take place

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  1. Saw these guys (Hugh and Barry) being interviewed recently, really nice unassuming guys and great ambassadors for civil partnerships.

    1. OutGuider 5 Apr 2011, 9:01pm

      Lovely news and really pleased for Ireland.

  2. great day for Ireland, but felt that they came across as very stereotypical in the interview with RTE.

  3. Stereotypical? Of what?

    It’s their wedding day. Three cheers for them

  4. I think it is a great day for Ireland and wish all the couples who have entered into civil partnerships all the best for the future

    I think that the couple in question were on RTE taking about it is a positive awareness and normalisation

    Whilst i agree same sex marriage is desireable and would be true equality – this is a better situation that previously …

  5. It is indeed great news that civil partnerships are now possible.

    But equality remains the goal.

    There is also a FANTASTIC LGBT anti-bullying campaign on in Ireland at the moment (I’m surprised Pink News hasn’t reported on it. It’s called ‘Stand Up – Don’t Stand for Homophobic Bullying’. The video is all over the interweb).

    See it here:

  6. Or not.
    The clip is on Youtube and you should watch it (but get a tissue – it will make you cry.) It’s called Stand Up – Don’t Stand for Homophobic Bullying

    1. Paddyswurds 5 Apr 2011, 9:27pm

      @ David….
      ….this is the link you need to Stand Up Don’t Stand For Homophobic Bullying
      please post it to your facebook page…..

  7. Congratulations to all concerned.

    (Sadly, older Irish priests must feel their lives have passed them by when they read about it. Still not too late for the younger ones though.)

  8. Paddyswurds 5 Apr 2011, 9:30pm

    Stand up…Dont stand for Homophobic Bullying

    1. Paddyswurds 5 Apr 2011, 9:31pm

      sadly Pink News wont allow the link to post properly….i wonder why

      1. Not to prevent this post – but to prevent posting of other videos I suspect

  9. What a cop-out.
    CP is not half a step forward, it’s an entire step back.

  10. Im from the UK and have been waiting for ireland to do this for a while! Its about time civil partnerships are recognised in Ireland! This makes me happy:)

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