Constitutional Convention vote on Marriage Equality Ireland

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    Apr 12, 2013 10:04 AM GMT
    I received this email for Marriage Equality Ireland, I would like to pass on the invite to any Realjockers interested in joining the gathering;

    "We all remember where we were when the important things happened; your first boyfriend/girlfriend/first kiss; the first pride march in Ireland/the first time you became aware of Pride!; the day homosexuality was decriminalised (or when you first read about it a realised it was ONLY 1993!); the day civil partnership was introduced; the moment in time that you realised marriage equality will become a reality.....

    That day is almost here; the Constitutional Convention is meeting THIS weekend and will be voting on whether to recommend to Government to provide for marriage equality on Sunday. Marriage Equality, GLEN & LGBT Noise want to celebrate this milestone with you. The wonderful Panti Bar will be opening early at 12.30pm on Sunday (14 April) to show the live results of the vote and we would love to see you there!

    LGBT Noise will be lovin' it up outside the Gaiety Theatre (South King Street) at 12pm by having a "Kiss-In" to mark the vote and they would love to see you there!

    So please do join us all in Panti Bar, either for the results at 12.45pm, or after the Noise 'Kiss In' to celebrate what will be an important milestone in the history of LGBT rights!"

    According to the Irish Independent it looks like the Constitutional Convention will call for a referendum on marriage equality.
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    Apr 12, 2013 1:25 PM GMT
    Jonesy said
    According to the Irish Independent it looks like the Constitutional Convention will call for a referendum on marriage equality.

    When would such a referendum take place, and any polling indicating its chances for passage?
  • Aodhan

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    Apr 12, 2013 3:49 PM GMT
    Yay! I know a few people going down for that
  • metta

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    Apr 12, 2013 9:16 PM GMT
    Same-sex marriage moves centre-stage at constitutional convention

    http://www.irishtimes.com/news/social-affairs/same-sex-marriage-moves-centre-stage-at-constitutional-convention-1.1357749
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    Apr 12, 2013 9:41 PM GMT
    What kills me.. Ireland are progressing so freakin fast

    and heres Australia we are still debating bullshit!

    Go freakin Ireland!!!!!! icon_smile.gif
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    Apr 12, 2013 9:49 PM GMT
    I can't even imagine something like this happening in Ireland when I was growing up there. Tanker is right, we're finally progressing fast, especially when you consider how much of a firm grip the Catholic Church had in the Republic up to the turn of the century.

    I partially attribute this to the priest molestation scandal that drove church attendance down to 16%. Sometimes good really does come from evil.

    I wish my dance performances at the Gathering this year coincided with this event. Damn you scheduling. Damn you Atlantic Ocean.
  • Aodhan

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    Apr 12, 2013 9:55 PM GMT
    lilTanker saidWhat kills me.. Ireland are progressing so freakin fast

    and heres Australia we are still debating bullshit!

    Go freakin Ireland!!!!!! icon_smile.gif


    I know right! Northern Ireland is the same as you guys though
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    Apr 12, 2013 9:57 PM GMT
    AwkwardAodhan said
    lilTanker saidWhat kills me.. Ireland are progressing so freakin fast

    and heres Australia we are still debating bullshit!

    Go freakin Ireland!!!!!! icon_smile.gif


    I know right! Northern Ireland is the same as you guys though


    Well if you would give up that whore with the crown...icon_rolleyes.gif
  • creature

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    Apr 12, 2013 10:57 PM GMT
    I hope you guys get the votes you need.
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    Apr 12, 2013 11:00 PM GMT
    AwkwardAodhan said
    lilTanker saidWhat kills me.. Ireland are progressing so freakin fast

    and heres Australia we are still debating bullshit!

    Go freakin Ireland!!!!!! icon_smile.gif


    I know right! Northern Ireland is the same as you guys though

    Still doing better then we are!

    I mean seriously, I'm getting tired of waiting! Not that i'm getting married any time soon but it'l be nice to have it.
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    Apr 12, 2013 11:07 PM GMT
    lilTanker said
    AwkwardAodhan said
    lilTanker saidWhat kills me.. Ireland are progressing so freakin fast

    and heres Australia we are still debating bullshit!

    Go freakin Ireland!!!!!! icon_smile.gif


    I know right! Northern Ireland is the same as you guys though

    Still doing better then we are!

    I mean seriously, I'm getting tired of waiting! Not that i'm getting married any time soon but it'l be nice to have it.


    I was under the impression that Australia was closer to marriage equality than the United Kingdom. I'll fully admit to being wrong if you correct me, however.
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    Apr 12, 2013 11:09 PM GMT
    yeah bring out the leprecons, pot of gold and Guinness, it time to celebrate. I am a big fan of Irish culture myself as St Patricks Day is one of my favorate holidays to get wasted.
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    Apr 12, 2013 11:11 PM GMT
    Nonsense90 saidyeah bring out the leprecons, pot of gold and Guinness, it time to celebrate. I am a big fan of Irish culture myself as St Patricks Day is one of my favorate holidays to get wasted.


    No one cares how American you are or act.
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    Apr 12, 2013 11:15 PM GMT
    thatirishbastard said
    Nonsense90 saidyeah bring out the leprecons, pot of gold and Guinness, it time to celebrate. I am a big fan of Irish culture myself as St Patricks Day is one of my favorate holidays to get wasted.


    No one cares how American you are or act.


    Not Amercan but love all things Irish including Irish soap and the green beer.
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    Apr 12, 2013 11:17 PM GMT
    Nonsense90 saidyeah bring out the leprecons, pot of gold and Guinness, it time to celebrate. I am a big fan of Irish culture myself as St Patricks Day is one of my favorate holidays to get wasted.


    Because these are what define Irish culture?
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    Apr 12, 2013 11:17 PM GMT
    Nonsense90 said
    thatirishbastard said
    Nonsense90 saidyeah bring out the leprecons, pot of gold and Guinness, it time to celebrate. I am a big fan of Irish culture myself as St Patricks Day is one of my favorate holidays to get wasted.


    No one cares how American you are or act.


    Not Amercan but love all things Irish including Irish soap and the green beer.


    Which are American.
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    Apr 12, 2013 11:21 PM GMT
    AwkwardAodhan said
    Nonsense90 saidyeah bring out the leprecons, pot of gold and Guinness, it time to celebrate. I am a big fan of Irish culture myself as St Patricks Day is one of my favorate holidays to get wasted.


    Because these are what define Irish culture?
    Don't forget Lucky Charms!!!!!
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    Apr 12, 2013 11:22 PM GMT
    AwkwardAodhan said
    Nonsense90 saidyeah bring out the leprecons, pot of gold and Guinness, it time to celebrate. I am a big fan of Irish culture myself as St Patricks Day is one of my favorate holidays to get wasted.


    Because these are what define Irish culture?


    Well yea they are the cornerstones of Irish culture but there is more then meets the eye. For example, Irish history, famines and such.
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    Apr 12, 2013 11:25 PM GMT
    RadRTT said
    AwkwardAodhan said
    Nonsense90 saidyeah bring out the leprecons, pot of gold and Guinness, it time to celebrate. I am a big fan of Irish culture myself as St Patricks Day is one of my favorate holidays to get wasted.


    Because these are what define Irish culture?
    Don't forget Lucky Charms!!!!!


    oh how stupid of me! We don't even get those here hahahaha

    Nonsense90 said

    Well yea they are the cornerstones of Irish culture but there is more then meets the eye. For example, Irish history, famines and such.


    Hahahaha Yes we still have those dirty famines constantly in our culture icon_rolleyes.gif
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    Apr 12, 2013 11:27 PM GMT
    AwkwardAodhan said

    oh how stupid of me! We don't even get those here hahahaha


    Potatoes?
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    Apr 12, 2013 11:28 PM GMT
    You are so ignorant it's appalling.

    It's spelled 'leprechaun,' and that's the American term for the Tuatha De Danaan. They did not have pots of gold.

    Guinness defines Ireland in the same way Bud Lite defines the culture of America.

    Irish Spring Soap is from New York

    Green Beer first became a tradition in Boston.

    We go to Mass on St. Patrick's Day, and maybe to the local pub for some tunes.
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    Apr 12, 2013 11:29 PM GMT
    AwkwardAodhan said
    RadRTT said
    AwkwardAodhan said
    Nonsense90 saidyeah bring out the leprecons, pot of gold and Guinness, it time to celebrate. I am a big fan of Irish culture myself as St Patricks Day is one of my favorate holidays to get wasted.


    Because these are what define Irish culture?
    Don't forget Lucky Charms!!!!!


    oh how stupid of me! We don't even get those here hahahaha

    Nonsense90 said

    Well yea they are the cornerstones of Irish culture but there is more then meets the eye. For example, Irish history, famines and such.


    Hahahaha Yes we still have those dirty famines constantly in our culture icon_rolleyes.gif


    The only Irish famine right now is my love life. Sigh.
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    Apr 12, 2013 11:32 PM GMT
    thatirishbastard saidYou are so ignorant it's appalling.

    It's spelled 'leprechaun,' and that's the American term for the Tuatha De Danaan. They did not have pots of gold.

    Guinness defines Ireland in the same way Bud Lite defines the culture of America.

    Irish Spring Soap is from New York

    Green Beer first became a tradition in Boston.

    We go to Mass on St. Patrick's Day, and maybe to the local pub for some tunes.


    Well everyone has different views on culture and my view is as valid as yours!
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    Apr 12, 2013 11:34 PM GMT
    Nonsense90 said
    thatirishbastard saidYou are so ignorant it's appalling.

    It's spelled 'leprechaun,' and that's the American term for the Tuatha De Danaan. They did not have pots of gold.

    Guinness defines Ireland in the same way Bud Lite defines the culture of America.

    Irish Spring Soap is from New York

    Green Beer first became a tradition in Boston.

    We go to Mass on St. Patrick's Day, and maybe to the local pub for some tunes.


    Well everyone has different views on culture and my view is as valid as yours!


    Are you Irish? Are you from Ireland? Were you born in the Republic? Did you grow up there? Do you have an Irish passport? Do you hold Irish citizenship?

    You can't just make shite up and try to pass it as culture, especially someone elses.
  • Aodhan

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    Apr 12, 2013 11:34 PM GMT
    Nonsense90 said
    thatirishbastard saidYou are so ignorant it's appalling.

    It's spelled 'leprechaun,' and that's the American term for the Tuatha De Danaan. They did not have pots of gold.

    Guinness defines Ireland in the same way Bud Lite defines the culture of America.

    Irish Spring Soap is from New York

    Green Beer first became a tradition in Boston.

    We go to Mass on St. Patrick's Day, and maybe to the local pub for some tunes.


    Well everyone has different views on culture and my view is as valid as yours!


    No way! He comes from Ireland, you can't possibly say you know more about Ireland than he does, therefore his opinion should and is much more valid