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Watch: Irish homophobe gets rap remix

Nick Duffy February 2, 2015


An Irish man who made an awkward slip during a same-sex marriage debate now has his own rap remix.

Audience member Michael O’Leary made the gaffe last week, during a debate on TV3 Ireland ahead of May’s referendum on civil same-sex marriage.

While speaking to the panel – headed by journalist Vincent Browne – Mr O’Leary said: “We have family values, and no politician or party should be coming out and calling for a yes vote.

“I say it’s shame on you, we want family values, and we don’t want to see men and women getting married.”

The moment reduced the audience and most of the panel to laughter – and now Mr O’Leary has his own rap remix, courtesy of Irish funk duo White Boys.

The panel debate, in Cork, comes a few months before the Republic of Ireland will vote on same-sex marriage. Early polls suggest a large amount of support for the measure.

The wording of the referendum measure was agreed last month.

The exact wording will be: “Marriage may be contracted in accordance with law by two persons without distinction as to their sex”.

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