Read four of today’s nice stories on Ireland’s gay marriage referendum
With only a week to go before Ireland's May 22nd referendum on gay marriage opinions – both negative and positive – are coming thick and fast.
Here's four of today's nicer stories: politicians pins are staying, Donegal crooner and Irish mammies' Daniel O'Donnell supports marriage equality, HAILO offering free rides to polling stations and poor old Martin explains "d'aul gays" getting married to his mam and dad.
Politicians who refuse to remove pins in support of marriage equality will not face any sanctions despite a long-standing rule that members, staff and visitors to government buildings are not permitted to wear emblems of a party-political nature while in the complex.
— John Lyons TD (@JohnLyonsTD) May 14, 2015
Last weekend, Minister of State for Equality Aodhán Ó Ríordáin was asked to remove a Yes Equality pin while appearing on RTÉ’s Saturday Night Show – the same show that led to the Iona Institute suing the broadcaster last year after Rory O’Neill suggested its members might be homophobic.
— Scott De Buitléir (@scottdebuitleir) May 9, 2015
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He may not be everyone’s cup of tea, but Donegal singer and Irish Mammies’ favorite Daniel O’Donnell has come out in support of same-sex marriage.
HAILO is offering people free rides to polling centres on May 22nd.
— Hailo Ireland (@HailoIreland) May 15, 2015
Martin’s Life – “D’aul gays” are looking to be elected. “I suppose we’ll all have to marry a gay then.”