Wednesday 20 September 2017

Children unsure of sexual identity are listening to debate

Minister for Children Dr James Reilly. Photo: Collins
Minister for Children Dr James Reilly. Photo: Collins

James Reilly

I will be voting Yes in the Marriage Equality Referendum in May and I am campaigning for others to vote Yes also. Why? Because I believe there are moments in life that we never forget: getting your Leaving Cert results; moving out of home for the first time; buying your first car; falling in love; proposing; and getting married.

These are cherished memories. They are special moments that stay with us for the rest of our lives. This is what makes us human. Throughout history, we have denied these moments to certain people.

The Penal Laws prevented an Irish Catholic who fell in love with an Irish Protestant from getting married.

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