Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Watch Ireland Passing Marriage Equality

This is a wonderful video, just under 7.5 minutes long, by Raymond Braun who travelled to Ireland for the vote. He travelled around and talked to people, both straight and gay, about what it meant to them. It was pretty awesome seeing the up-welling of support for marriage equality, enough so that there was an entire store in a mall selling just pro-equality items.

This is the first time a country has adopted marriage equality through a popular vote. Props to Ireland. I hope it spreads.


Charles Gramlich said...

I didn't realize it was the first time for such. Kudos to Ireland indeed.

Angie said...

Charles -- I didn't either, just off the top of my head, until I read about it, but that just makes it cooler. :)


Suzan Harden said...

It was damn nifty to see! Wish we had such understanding here in the states.

Angie said...

Suzan -- wasn't that awesome? It's kind of sad to see that even a Catholic country can pass marriage equality by popular vote, when the US, supposedly religion-neutral [pauses for everyone to laugh hysterically] has to be dragged kicking and screaming, one state at a time, court decision by court decision. :/


G. B. Miller said...

So...Ireland passes marriage equality, yet women still have to travel out of the country if they want to terminate a pregnancy, (i.e. health issues and the like).

Can someone tell me what's wrong with this picture?

Angie said...

G.B. -- two different issues, unfortunately. :/ I can't recall a time or place where social issues progressed evenly across the board.