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Conchita Wurst: ‘If equal marriage is the worst thing Ireland has to worry about, we should be happy’

Brian O'Reilly

Published 27/06/2014 | 21:52

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EUROVISION winner Conchita Wurst has spoken out in support of equal marriage in Ireland, ahead of a referendum in 2015.

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The Austrian drag artist is in Dublin to perform at ‘The George’ nightclub as part of the city’s pride celebrations.

She returned to the Irish capital as a thanks for Ireland’s ‘douze points’ in Eurovision – she last performed here in 2012.

Speaking just before her performance, she said that equal marriage shouldn’t be an issue in a modern society.

“I have to say this whole equal marriage stuff annoys me to death because a perfect society for me will be when we don’t have to talk about sexual orientation, the colour of your skin or which religion you are”, she told Independent.ie.

“This is so not important, and for me I don’t need to discuss whether gays are allowed marry each other or not.

“It is a human right to love whoever you want to love, so I don’t need to talk about that.

“I think we need to make this right and we’re done.”

She added that equal marriage should not become a big issue:

“I always say if we don’t have bigger problems, we should be very happy.”

27/6/14 Eurovision Winner Conchita Wurst pictured at the Dylan Hotel before her performance at the George as part of the Dublin Gay Pride Festival. Picture:Arthur Carron
Eurovision Winner Conchita Wurst pictured at the Dylan Hotel before her performance at the George as part of the Dublin Gay Pride Festival. Picture:Arthur Carron

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