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Watch: Parody demolishes Irish anti-gay marriage ad

Nick Duffy May 10, 2015
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A parody has already been made of an advert in Ireland encouraging people to vote against same-sex marriage.

The Republic of Ireland is set to vote on May 22 on a proposal to introduce civil same-sex marriage.

Ahead of the vote, the anti-gay Iona Institute launched an advert claiming that the referendum would seek to “redefine the family”.

The ad claims that marriage equality is actually “inequality for children” – despite same-sex parenting being an entirely separate issue that is not part of the referendum.

However, internet satirists have set to work mocking the ad – with one dubbing a new voiceover behind the existing clip.

Earlier this week, a Catholic priest in Ireland has said he plans to ignore the wishes of his Church and vote for same-sex marriage in the upcoming referendum.

Father Brian Ó Fearraigh – who is based in Gweedore, County Donegal – said: “I understand that this referendum is purely a civil matter, and it is to do with civil marriage.

“I believe in my heart of hearts that the state cannot be seen to be discriminating against its citizens, and that when it comes to voting in this same-sex marriage referendum, I believe that voting in yes, the state will be cherishing all of its citizens, regardless of their sexual orientation or who they are.”

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