Thank you Eoghan! #MarRefhttps://fbcdn-profile-a.akamaihd.net/hprofile-ak-xap1/v/t1.0-1/p100x100/10404450_10153646188208312_4635464466826698997_n.jpg?oh=0f474e6b4b27503526913b73d2f9dd69&oe=55CA12F9&__gda__=1443530284_cb244263bdcd99eedd08d133db281894Eoghan Cleary
To every non heterosexual citizen of Ireland I want to say that along with my YES vote comes a sincere apology for this decision being granted to me (and the rest of us) in the first place.I’m sorry for validating a system that questions your equality as human beings; for the fear and anxiety we as a nation have enabled you to experience throughout this process; for the control many of us are still trying to exert over your lives; I’m sorry that many of us take for granted what is actually at stake and I'm sorry for those who might even be getting sick of the campaign to see your equality recognized. I’m sorry I can’t tell you that this referendum is just a formality and I'm ashamed that i cannot assure you of it passing. I’m sorry that your equality was ever questioned by our country in the first place. I do not believe this to be the behavior of the tolerant, supportive, loving and compassionate Ireland i like to think we all strive for. It is not our place to decide whether you are equal to the rest of us. You are human; you are equal. Due to our constitution however, it has unwittingly become our duty to you as fellow citizens of Ireland to legally recognize your equal citizenship and the attached rights and responsibilities that go with it. I’m happy to say that i will be fulfilling my duty in this regard on May 22nd.It is now ten days to the Marriage Equality referendum. I urge all citizens of Ireland to not only talk to your neighbours, friends and family and to not only like the Facebook statuses; but to get out and talk to someone who's vote you're not so sure about and explain to them why your voting yes. It was never our place to make this decision; but it has become our duty.