Okay, back to the real world…
The international marriage debate’s hovering over Ireland as the High Court hears the case of Ann Louise Gilligan and Katherine Zappone (pictured, looking pretty effing cool), a lesbian couple who cemented their 20-year love with a Canadian gay marriage. Not surprisingly, the Irish government refuses to recognize the validity of their marriage and has required them to pay taxes separately, thus increasing the amount of dough the ladies toss to the pols.
After a first legal brawl pushed the case forward, it now sits at the mercy of the High Court as the government and the ladies have a go and try to settle the matter once and far all. As the High Court insists the government can’t use the old “protecting morality,” those clever pols are using the 1937 constitution “which requires the Republic ‘to guard with special care the institution of marriage, on which the family is founded, and to protect it against attack,’ 365 Gay reports.
As homo relations weren’t made legal until 1993, we’re not holding our breath on this one. But, you never know. We could be wrong.