Saturday 3 December 2016

Memo to James Reilly: it's possible to be good and vote 'No'

Published 01/05/2015 | 02:30

James Reilly (Gareth Chaney Collins)
James Reilly (Gareth Chaney Collins)

The Iona Institute, which I founded and head up, currently looms large in the minds of some of our Government ministers. This is because of the marriage referendum coming up on May 22, and because for the last number of years we have been the most high-profile organisation in the country defending the family of mother, father and child based on marriage.

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James Reilly is one minister whose mind has been a bit exercised about us lately.

In a speech on Wednesday night he discussed the ways in which Irish society has 'evolved' and become more 'open-minded'. Voting for same-sex marriage would be an important part of that evolution, he argued.

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