Thursday 8 December 2016

It doesn't take much to be branded a bigot these days

Campaigners for same sex marriage are giving a master class in how to turn certain victory in the referendum into defeat, writes Eilis O'Hanlon

Eilis O'Hanlon

Published 03/05/2015 | 02:30

There are still two weeks to go before the referendum, but the country may already have reached
There are still two weeks to go before the referendum, but the country may already have reached "peak gay marriage"

There are still two weeks to go before the referendum, but the country may already have reached "peak gay marriage".

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Like peak oil, the theoretical point at which fossil fuels run out and it's downhill all the way for humanity, peak gay marriage is the moment when every last barrel has been scraped, and the prospect of hearing another word on the subject makes any sensible person run screaming for the hills.

Though there wouldn't be any escape there either, as Yes-voting grannies set off on a nationwide tour to persuade wavering members of the older generation to back changing the constitution to allow gay people the right to marry.

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