Friday , 22 February 2019

Tag Archives: Ireland

Following campaign Hope Church cancels Angus Buchan Scotland visit

Pastor Angus Buchan

Hope Church has announced the cancellation of Angus Buchan’s visit to Scotland following a campaign highlighting his promotion of homophobic and misogynistic views. Pastor Michael McLeister, of Hope Church at Galashiels told KaleidoScot: “For the sake of the gospel, peace and relationships in our community Hope Church have decided not to run this Angus Buchan Event.” The announcement comes after ...

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Ruth Davidson delivers Amnesty International Lecture: From Scotland with Love

Ruth Davidson

  This evening Scottish Conservative leader Ruth Davidson delivered the Amnesty International Lecture in Belfast as part of the city’s Pride Festival. Addressing people from across Northern Ireland’s political and faith communities about Scotland’s journey before and after the passing of equal marriage legislation, Ms Davidson leader outlined how equal marriage changed her own life, and those of others across the country. She praised Holyrood ...

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Congratulations Ireland: From today same-sex couples can marry

Yes Ireland

Ireland’s same-sex couples can now marry after marriage equality has been signed into law last week. Existing same-sex marriages registered abroad will be immediately recognised in Ireland, while other couples can now register their intention to marry. A referendum in May this year saw 62% of voters say ‘Yes’ to marriage equality, which lead to the legislation of the Marriage ...

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Marriage Equality arrives in Ireland – What Now?

Equality Celebrations in Dublin | Panti Bliss

Earlier this year Ireland held and passed what would soon become an absolutely historic and globally influential referendum. On 22nd May the people of Ireland went to the polls and overwhelmingly voted in favour of the legalisation of same sex marriage. Cementing Ireland as the first country ever to legalise same sex marriage by popular vote. The Irish Presidential Commission, ...

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Irish president signs marriage equality into law

Yes Ireland

Five months after the widely celebrated referendum, marriage equality has become a reality for same-sex couples in Ireland. The Presidential Commission, in place of President Michael D Higgins who currently visiting the US, signed the Marriage Act 2015 into law yesterday. Ireland became the first nation to introduce same-sex marriage by popular vote in May with the overwhelming Yes vote from ...

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JK Rowling destroys homophobic twitter trolls

JK Rowling

Acclaimed author JK Rowling blasted the Westboro Baptist Church for homophobic tweets against Ireland’s vote in favour marriage equality. Rowling, who is a long time supporter of LGBTI rights celebrated Ireland’s vote in favour of marriage equality and responded to a fan who proposed a wedding between one of Harry Potter’s fictional characters, Hogwarts headmaster Albus Dumbledore, and The Lords ...

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Ireland says a historic YES to Marriage Equality

Yes Ireland

Ireland made history today with an overwhelming majority of the electorate voting YES for marriage equality in its referendum. The results announced from Dublin Castle are an overwhelming vote for Marriage Equality, 62% and 37% against. Over 1.2 million voters backed a Yes vote and only one constituency voted against, with 42 voting in favour. Ireland made history as the Republic became the first country to put to a ...

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Shaky Bridges – The Eurovision Song Contest

Eurovision 2015

I have never understood the attraction of The Eurovision Song Contest. It’s not just the cheesy, bland, instantly forgettable songs, sang by cheaply dressed bad novelty acts, or third rate has-beens who all sound terrible even when auto-tuned on a show that is a “reality TV show” on acid, or my lifelong loathing of the band ABBA. My musical tastes ...

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Scottish youth send letter supporting Ireland’s YES Equality

YES Equality

Ahead of Irelands Historic Referendum on Marriage Equality this Friday, LGBT Youth Scotland’s National Youth Council have sent a letter of support to Irish LGBT youth organisation BeLonG To. BeLonG To are part of the largest nationwide coalition of leading youth and children’s organisations campaigning for a yes vote in the Marriage Equality Referendum taking place across Ireland this Friday ...

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Ireland’s Marriage Equality Referendum: Equality for all

marriage pic 3

Tomorrow Ireland will be the first country in the world to put to popular vote the issue of marriage equality. If Ireland votes YES the Irish constitution will change by the insertion of a new subsection 4 to article 41 stating “Marriage may be contracted in accordance with law by two persons without distinction as to their sex”. Ireland was one ...

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