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Ireland Legalizes Gay Marriage

In a stunningly lopsided vote, the people of Ireland elected to legalize gay marriage today. And, while I don't like the idea of an issue such as gay marriage being left to popular vote, it is still great news. I'm just waiting for our nation to catch up.

Although I realize that, even if our Supreme Court legalizes gay marriage, it will continue to be challenged over and over again. Because too many people in this country don't know how to live and let live, and let their own distorted morality dictate what other people should be able to do. I have yet to hear a sound, rational argument against gay marriage, and why it should not be a right that homosexuals should have. People will try to come up with all kinds of reasons why it shouldn't be allowed, but at the end of the day, it comes down to "they are not as good as us."

Come on America, let's get with it!

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Paulie wrote on May 23, 2015, 10:14 PM

Yes, America will probably legalize gay marriage in the future, but it probably won't be for the next 10-20 years.

SoundNFury wrote on May 23, 2015, 10:54 PM

The tide has definitely shifted, when you compare it to 10 to 15 years ago. Still have a ways to go, though.

MegL wrote on May 24, 2015, 5:24 AM

I am pleased that Ireland has legalised gay marriage. Now let's get Northern Ireland to catch up too!

SoundNFury wrote on May 24, 2015, 8:16 AM

True, and the U.S., too! lol

wolfgirl569 wrote on May 24, 2015, 10:22 AM

Glad another place has legalized it. Most people are fine with it. Its just the phobics keep yelling louder. Like you said there is no sensible reason except it does not fit in someones views

SoundNFury wrote on May 24, 2015, 10:27 AM

I agree. The good news is that more and more people are being okay with it.

MelissaE wrote on May 24, 2015, 11:43 AM

They didn't legalise it on moral issues...the Irish want to be seen as a modern progressive nation in order to get more businesses. The Celtic tiger wants to roar again.

SoundNFury wrote on May 24, 2015, 1:53 PM

I don't know much about Ireland, but it surprised me because I thought Catholicism was very big there. It may be, but apparently it's a more progressive form.

MelissaE wrote on May 24, 2015, 1:57 PM

My husband is Irish; the Irish are very conservative people. They are extremely Catholic~think more conservative than the Pope. I don't think that a majority of the people voted overall. I think most folks thought that it wouldn't pass.

Telynor wrote on May 24, 2015, 9:46 PM

This is a huge step forward. Especially in Ireland, which isn't noted for its progressive attitude.

SoundNFury wrote on May 25, 2015, 7:23 AM

Yes, it really is. I was pretty surprised by it!

Telynor wrote on May 25, 2015, 10:10 PM

When I first heard of this, I figured, Oh it will never pass. Ireland? Land where the Catholic Church still holds a pretty firm grim? That's the lovely thing about human nature, every now and then you get surprised.

SoundNFury wrote on May 25, 2015, 10:37 PM

I thought the same thing, too. It makes us look bad that we can't get our act together.

Ruby3881 wrote on June 12, 2015, 4:32 AM

Much agreed: too many Americans are too busy trying to police other people's lives, rather than living their own in peace.

SoundNFury wrote on June 12, 2015, 5:16 AM

Yep, there is definitely a lot of that going on here!