Irish Gays Are Smiling

Ireland’s Deputy Prime Minister Stands Up For Gay Marriage

We always carried a torch for the fiery boys of Ireland. Today’s Irish crush is the Emerald Isle’s Deputy Prime Minister, Eamon Gilmore, who squarely sided with marriage equality. As the leader of Ireland’s Labour Party, he firmly announced his belief that the nation’s laws need to be amended to give same-sex couples full marriage equality with straight couples.

From Pink News:

“I believe in gay marriage,” he said. “The right of gay couples to marry is, quite simply, the civil rights issue of this generation, and, in my opinion, it’s time has come.”

“As leader of Labour, a party for whom the politics of personal freedom is so central, I acknowledge that when it comes to promoting understanding and respect, progress has been made in recent years. However, there are some outstanding matters, and if we as a party are serious about building a new progressive society, these are matters that we will have to resolve.

“I believe that in certain key areas, our laws are out of step with public opinion. I don’t believe for example, that it should ever be the role of the State to pass judgment on whom a person falls in love with, or whom they want to spend their life with.”

Once the laws are changed, we’re flying Aer Lingus direct to Dublin to go husband hunting. We’re no longer just chasing gay marriage rainbows. The pot of gold’s in sight, and we’re going to reach it.

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