Saturday, May 23, 2015
It's a Great Day to be Irish
It's a great day to be Irish. A great day for human equality, a day when love defeated hate.
Ireland became the first country in the world to adopt same-sex marriage by popular vote as 62 per cent of the electorate backed a referendum, official results showed on Saturday.
Somewhere the spirit of its gentle poet and playwright Oscar Wilde, who was broken by bigotry, must be smiling.
As are so many gay people...
And their straight friends all over the world.
And of course today's victory should encourage the millions and millions of LGBT people who are still fighting for the right to be free...
In the face of the most savage oppression.
I'll have more to say about this historic day in Ireland, and what we in Canada might learn from the Yes movement and the way they mobilized the young, in another post.
But for now I'll leave you with this.
One day over the rainbow.
Like this one over Dublin...
Way to go Ireland.
Long live LOVE!!!
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