Life at № 42
“That generosity the Yes Equality campaign was depending on came through. The decency of the Irish people was not limited to the liberal leafy suburbs of Dublin, nor the solidarity from the flats, but that decency came from the cliffs of Donegal, the lakes of Cavan, the farmyards of Kildare, the lanes of Kerry.”—Una Mullally for the Irish Times.
Ireland: douze points; Religious extremists: nul points. Could it possibly have been more appropriate that the referendum results are on the same day as the Eurovision song contest?
I believe this is a changing point, not just for Ireland, but for the civilized world. And so here’s an utterly superb speech by one of Ireland’s foremost campaigners on lgbt rights, if you have a little time do watch it because what she says doesn’t just apply to gays. It applies to sexism, it applies to racism, it applies to every ideology designed to marginalize people in society.