Colette Browne: Real issue is about gay adoption, not marriage
Last year, Eamon Gilmore described same-sex marriage as "the civil rights issue of this generation" – so why has a referendum on an issue of such importance been delayed until 2015?
Government TDs have expressed fears that voters are suffering from "referendum fatigue" but it is politicians who are suffering from this strange affliction.
They're tired of suffering embarrassing defeats in referendum results and fearful of getting another bloody nose in the immediate future.
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