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Now I'm out of step in the new Proud Gay Eire

Guilty conscience is the end result of failing to support the Yes vote in the marriage referendum

Published 08/11/2015 | 02:30

Campaign: Brian Sheehan of Glen who spearheaded the Yes victory Photo: David Conachy
Campaign: Brian Sheehan of Glen who spearheaded the Yes victory Photo: David Conachy

A close friend is still angry with me because I didn't vote Yes in the Same Sex Referendum.

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I somehow betrayed her gay son by not supporting her family, even though I hold the old-fashioned, even bigoted, belief that marriage is between a man and a woman.

I feel even worse after meeting Brian Sheehan, one of those who did most to induce this warm feeling that we should all support our gay family, relatives or friends and No was not a tolerant option.

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