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Irish Deputy Prime Minister calls for greater tolerance

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  1. YEA YEA YEA…heard all the pious platitudes before—–over the years Irish politicians still give lip service to gay equality but at the end of the day they all bow down to the bloody Vatican doctrines that have ruined the country….same old and same old ad nausium ad infinitum….WHATEVER!!!!!

    1. David Jordan 21 Jun 2013, 10:29pm

      He’s had two years to act on his promises and all he’s managed to do is agreed to consider having a referendum on marriage equality.
      And he’s failed to reduce the number of schools under religious control and his party killed an opposition bill that would have prevented religious schools (98% of those in Ireland) from firing gay teachers on the basis of their sexuality.
      Gilmore and labour could talk the talk while in opposition but they can’t walk the walk when in power (but they can cash the ministerial paychecks no problem).
      They’ve lost my vote, that’s for sure.

  2. “Tolerance.”

    Pain is tolerated.

    Toothache is tolerated.

    Ignorance is tolerated.

    Someones life exists and that only requires tolerance if you have an issue with it.

    I came onto this planet EXACTLY the same way you did.

    From my mother.

    Drop your god crap and understand humanity and if you are incapable of doing that get out of politics.

  3. It was fianna fail that were the only irish political party to ever do anything for gay rights considering they are centre right , all the others are just liars.

  4. Suddenly Last Bummer 22 Jun 2013, 8:46am

    Yeah well good luck with that. Is he trying to say that if Ireland weren’t in the economic mess it is they wouldn’t give lgbt equality a second thought and are only doing so now as an incentive for better financial times ahead?

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