This morning, on RTÉ’s Morning Ireland, Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore stated that “the issue of gay marriage is a human rights issue”, that same-sex couples should be allowed to marry and that he would like to see a referendum on same-sex marriage “as soon as possible”. Is that a good thing? Is it even needed?
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Green Party MLA Stephen Agnew along with Sinn Fein MLAs Catriona Ruane and Bronwyn McGahan backed the private member equal marriage motion which was tabled for plenary debate before the NI Assembly yesterday.
The proposal, which if passed would have put pressure on the Executive to examine legislation surrounding marriage in the region, was opposed by the vast majority of Unionists.
We chat to triathlete Una Burns before she swims, bikes and runs all over Galway this weekend, all in aid of Marriage Equality.
Yesterday saw a significant step toward Marriage Equality in Scotland. Lets hope our government are watching closely
I am about to go on a rant. Feel free to head off to the Alainn or Appalling section and enjoy your Monday. I am angry. Ok, so I didn’t vote for him, but who the hell does Enda Kenny think he is?
For a long time Spain has been one of the places in Europe that respects all it’s citizens relationships, however, the countries Popular Party are appealing the countries same sex marriage laws and hope to have Spain take a giant step backwards.
In a week that has seen marriage equality hit the headlines a few times in the states, François Hollande’s win in France brings some hope to the worldwide movement for same sex marriage. However, we’re not there yet
Finally people can do some good by eating ice-cream (and not just drown their sorrows) with Ben & Jerry’s ‘Apple-y Ever After’, made with the intention of supporting gay marriage in the U.K.
Do you have just two hours per fortnight to make a valuable contribution to the fight for equality for same sex couples, our families and our children? Become a Marriage Equality volunteer! At Marriage Equality, our work would not be possible without the help of our volunteers – they’re a huge part of what we [...]
Morning Gaelickers! Not sure how it’s looking wherever you are but here in Dublin it’s currently grey skies. I’m sure it will brighten up. I don’t know what to make of March so far, the first day of March was a beautiful Spring day, the last week icy winds. I can’t wear sun-glasses AND a wolly hat, I will look ridiculous. Enough pontificating about the weather, the news!
There is a lot of love this Valentine’s Day in Washington State. Yesterday afternoon, the state’s Governor, Chris Gregoire, made good on her promise to introduce marriage equality when she signed Senate Bill 6239, a measure that legalises same-sex marriage in the Evergreen State
Morning Gaelickers! Hope you are all refreshed after a weekend of rest and relaxation. I am having tech rage with my lovely alarm clock. The stoopid thing decided to reset itself this morning, how does a clock do that? Its a fairly fancy one with an ipod docking station and all that jazz.
Yesterday, Canada’s Globe and Mail published a story stating that lawyers, on behalf of the Canadian Government, were set to argue that a same-sex marriage contracted between two non-residents was never a valid marriage in the first place, and thereby decline to allow a divorce.
It’s been three weeks since the big day. After months of planning and preening, the vows have been stated and the dress is in the wardrobe. What a wonderful day. The rain stayed away just drizzling a small bit when we were getting some photos, but it only added to them.
Marriage Equality is facing a funding crisis. For the last four years, the organisation has had the generous financial support of The Atlantic Philanthropies. Unfortunately, at the end of 2011, Atlantic Philanthropies are exiting the LGBT sector and therefore funding for the campaign will come to an end.
People are always telling me that there aren’t enough people in Ireland who believe in giving LGBT people full marriage rights. However, a new survey might just prove them wrong.
I do think there are potentially two good stories that could have been told in this film: one about a difficult time in a relationship between two women, and one about their kids finding their sperm donor. And in fact, I really did want to like this film. But what the hell is the story with that plot?