Saturday 10 December 2016

If it wasn't a matter of conscience I'd vote No - just to annoy the chattering classes

Published 21/04/2015 | 02:30

Breda O'Brien, a 'convenient hate figure' for people who like to call themselves 'liberal' but are anything but
Breda O'Brien, a 'convenient hate figure' for people who like to call themselves 'liberal' but are anything but

God, aren't you just sick of it by now?

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I'm referring, of course, to the upcoming marriage equality referendum on May 22. Yes, there are another four weeks to go in a debate which feels like it has been dragging on for the last several decades.

There will be nationwide relief on May 23, although that's because all but the most committed activists on either side have reached Peak Gay Marriage. In other words, even those of us who will vote 'Yes' have grown weary of being barracked and lectured by the 'Yes' side, who seem determined to demonise anyone who disagrees with them.

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