Posts Tagged ‘ catholic ’
Should the Irish government deport LGBT people to their countries where homosexuality is criminalised?
There are various kinds of comments whirling around the LGBT interwebs about a recent vote in the United Nations. Many of them boil down to making an assertion along the lines of: “The UN says it’s okay to kill gays!” So, what are the rumours, and what are the facts?
Well, can you Adam-and-Steve it, folks, it’s been thirteen whole days since the last Gaelick news round-up? So, what has been happening in that intervening period? Lesbian LOLs? Sapphic surprises? Dishing the dykey dirt? Read on!
Crikey, I disappear into a world of heteronormativity for the weekend for a wedding, and – irony of ironies – it’s all go on the Civil Partnership Bill front. Rumour has it that the President is considering sending the Bill to the Supreme Court over its constitutionality.
Skipping between his views of “morals,” the Irish constitution, and “democracy,” Fr Vincent Twomey’s argument against the Civil Partnership Bill is wide-ranging, but struggles to stand up to scrutiny
You would think that the Roman Catholic hierarchy in Ireland has better things to do than continue wittering on about gay rights issues. But no. Their strategy – as it is for the Vatican downwards – continues to be to try to distract from their child abuse issues by attacking equal rights issues: the gays (and women’s control over our own bodies).
The Civil Partnership Bill is progressing, and conservatives are stepping up their game in opposition. LGBT Noise needs us to do the same – read on!
So, a gaggle of self-appointed defenders of the Roman Catholic faith have decided to try to halt the Civil Partnership Bill currently before the houses of the Oireachtas. Let’s just take a moment to reflect on their words to describe it: jargon such as “moral” and “immoral,” “natural law,” “care of souls.”