Tag Archives: marriage equality

Irish PM Enda Kenny: It Will Be Close

RTE reports: Taoiseach Enda Kenny has joined a number of leading Irish sports people to call for a Yes vote in the upcoming referendum on same-sex marriage. Earlier, Mr Kenny said he believed the referendum result would be a lot closer than the polls indicate. Meanwhile, the group Mothers and Fathers Matter has released new posters in its campaign for …

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IRELAND: eBay Posts Yes Equality Clip

“eBay created this video encouraging people to vote yes in the upcoming Marriage Equality Referendum in Ireland. The video includes members of eBay’s staff in Dublin telling their personal reasons as to why they will be voting yes.”

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Glenn Beck Has The Religion Study Sadz

“You define yourself as a Christian and you’re going to be defined by society as narrow-minded, judgmental, hateful. Believing marriage is between a man and a woman [is] used as ammunition to say you hate gays. Teaching intelligent design is literally likened to child abuse now, mocked as ‘anti-science.’ Virginity is mocked. Being pro-life is being spun as a war …

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Mat Staver: Same-Sex Marriage Will Lead To A Holocaust For America’s Christians

“We’re talking about the ghettoization of Christianity and this is what happened to the Jews in Nazi Germany, they put the Jews in ghettos, they put other people in ghettos. They took away their ability to earn a living, then they isolated them to ghettos, they stigmatized them, they ultimately destroyed their humanity in the minds of others and then …

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IRELAND: Another Great Yes Equality Ad

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Editorial Of The Day

From the San Antonio Express-News: Texas’ resistance to civil rights is part of history. So, fortunately, is the state’s eventual embrace, with some noticeable lapses — exemplified most recently by voter ID and gerrymandering. The state is there again on the issue of gay marriage and gay rights generally. How about being on the right side of history this time? …

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TEXAS: Marriage Ban Vote Delayed

Texas state Rep. Cecil Bell’s bill to triple-super-extra ban same-sex marriage will likely not be heard today. The Texas House has until midnight on Thursday to pass bills that originate in their chamber. The legislative session ends on June 1st.

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IRELAND: Fears Of Marriage Defeat Grow

Via the Irish Independent: Fine Gael bosses have become extremely anxious about the referendum in recent days, due to the negative feedback being received by party headquarters. Rural TDs and senators say party supporters are being increasingly challenged over the impact a ‘Yes’ vote may have on the rights of children. Some TDs have warned that supporters were becoming “disheartened” …

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CANADA: Irish Ex-Pats Say Yes Equality

“Egale proudly supports Ireland’s Yes Equality Campaign for marriage equality in the upcoming referendum on May 22nd. On behalf of all Irish Citizens living in Canada and all over the world, who can’t get home to cast their vote: VOTE YES!!”

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Rory O’Neill: What It Means If We Lose

“We were filming an interview on May 8th 2015 with Rory O’Neill, perhaps better known for his alter-ego, ‘Panti Bliss’, and when we heard his answer to a question about the Marriage Equality Referendum, we felt it was important to share it publicly before the referendum on May 22nd.”

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Tweet Of The Day – Ireland’s Fine Gael

The center-right Fine Gael Party is the senior partner now ruling Ireland in coalition with the Labour Party. Together they currently hold 102 out of the 166 seats in the principal chamber of the Irish legislature.

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TOMORROW: Texas House To Vote On Bill To Super Extra Ban Gay Marriage

Texas already bans same-sex marriage by statute and in its state constitution. Tomorrow the Texas House will vote on triple-extra-super banning it. House Bill 4105 would prohibit state or local tax money from being spent to “issue, enforce or recognize” a same-sex marriage. It also would ban any government employee in Texas from issuing a same-sex marriage license or recognizing …

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IRELAND: Straight Family Canvasses Door To Door For Yes Equality Campaign

“There’s a whole world out there who aren’t tuned into social media. They’re the people we need to reach.”

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New York City Hotelier Mati Weiderpass:
I Won’t Be Silenced By Gay Extremists

“Since hosting a discussion with Texas Senator Ted Cruz in my home, I have been inundated with hateful, biased social media messages, and attacks from gay extremists (do I dare say the word?) who demand inclusion, but do not believe in dialogue. I know in my heart that these attacks do not represent the rich culture and diversity of the …

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Matt Baume: Marriage News Watch

Clip recap: “Texas lawmakers vote this week on whether the state should officially defy the Supreme Court’s ruling on marriage. Alabama and Minnesota are debating bills to undermine marriage equality. At least one presidential candidate seems to think that if elected he could veto the Supreme Court. But a new survey shows that Americans are getting tired of these anti-gay …

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IRELAND: Hurlers Say Yes Equality

Some of you have said that Ireland has produced the best equality messaging of any marriage campaign we’ve seen. That may be because they’ve kept an eye on what did and didn’t work in other countries. By the way, hurling, it turns out, is a sport.

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The Final Nail In Regnerus Study Coffin

Miranda Blue writes at Right Wing Watch: In an upcoming article, a pair of sociologists are putting what they call the “final nail in the coffin” of the much-criticized study by University of Texas sociologist Mark Regnerus that purported to show that being raised by gay and lesbian parents harms children. The Regnerus study has become a favorite tool of …

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Chris Wallace To Ben Carson: Do You Really Believe The Crazy Things You Say?

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DUBLIN: Thousands Attend Marriage Rally

JMG reader Helen sends us the above photo of today’s big marriage rally in Dublin, where the crowd of thousands was joined by entertainers and politicians. That’s Helen in the red holding the LGBT Noise banner. To Helen’s left is her wife. The Irish Mirror reports: An estimated crowd of nearly 5,000 people gathered at Merrion Square in Dublin for …

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IRELAND: State TV Host Tells Government Official To Remove His Yes Equality Pin

Back in January 2014, the anti-gay Iona Institute claimed that it had been defamed when drag performer Rory O’Neill (Panti Bliss) called them “homophobes” during an appearance on Irish state television’s Saturday Night Show. The network then paid the Iona Institute €85,000 in an out of court settlement, spawned outrage and protests over their capitulation. Last night Irish Equality Minister …

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