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ICCL: Marriage Equality Act a "vindication of the will of voters"

Ireland’s human rights watchdog, the Irish Council for Civil Liberties (ICCL) has warmly welcomed the signature on Saturday  (29 August) of the Thirty-fourth Amendment of the Constitution (Marriage Equality) Act 2015 by the President of Ireland. 117 more words

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Historic Day As President Higgins Signs Marriage Equality Into Law

President Michael D. Higgins signed the 34th Amendment to the Constitution (Marriage Equality) Act yesterday evening (29th) meaning equal marriage is now legal in Ireland.  185 more words

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Discourse as a social concept in the gay marriage debate

Recently in conversations, the idea of discourse as a social concept has become an important narrative in the way I look at society in general. The concept of discourse is the idea that the conversations we have as a society, the language we use, affects our knowledge and behaviours. 763 more words

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Opinion: Party Politics Is Killing NI's Equal Marriage Movement‏

Stephen Donnan writes about the need for the political parties to work together in Northern Ireland to achieve the goal of marriage equality

First off let me just state that I don’t believe that being politically active or involved in a political party is a bad thing at all – I have been at times a member of a political party, and indeed I was the first Chair of the Alliance Party’s LGBT Committee – something I am immensely proud to have been able to do. 835 more words

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21 QUESTIONS FOR THE ‘TOLERANCE’ CROWD - My Answers

Link to the article by Jason S. with the 21 questions here

I was recently shared these 21 questions by someone who is against ‘gay marriage’, so I thought I would try to answer them here because on twitter it was far too hard to fit everything in. 2,868 more words

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Australia: Poll Shows Coalition Isolated From Majority (69%) On Marriage Equality, 53% Support Among Coalition Voters

In Australia, marriage equality advocates have welcomed a new Fairfax/Ipsos marriage equality poll showing 69% support nationally, including 53% support among Coalition voters.

Australian Marriage Equality national director, Rodney Croome, said, 141 more words

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Patrick Stewart: ‘I wish politicians watched more Star Trek’

The Star Trek and X Men legend recently applauded the UK for its stance on same-sex marriage – but says he wishes politicians “believed first and foremost in negotiation.”

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