Dublinforum.net - Forum  

Go Back   Dublinforum.net - Forum > Topic Boards > International Politics

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #11  
Old 10-02-2018, 02:06 PM
KatieMorag's Avatar
KatieMorag KatieMorag is offline
Barnet Bugle - Eire correspondent
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Barnet, UK
Posts: 9,479
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by cogito View Post
I wasn't addressing or quoting anyone Katie... just the topic in general.
i know, just wanted to clarify.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #12  
Old 10-02-2018, 02:14 PM
cogito's Avatar
cogito cogito is offline
Mod
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Plains of Royal Meath...
Posts: 8,946
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by cosmo View Post
can you explain that in a little more detail[s] , cogs.
From the Belfast Telegraph two days ago...

'Teenagers demanding marriage equality in Northern Ireland are to deliver a petition to Stormont on Valentine's Day.

They want same-sex marriage to be guaranteed as part of any deal to save the devolved institutions.

Failing that, they want the UK Government to deliver equality legislation at Westminster.

Cameron Brown (18) from Belfast said: "When I'm a bit older, I want to be able to marry the love of my life. Why would the Government want to stop me doing that?

"Marriage equality isn't simply an aspiration. It is a right and it's our demand of our politicians."

Same-sex marriage is among a number of stumbling blocks to agreement between political parties at Stormont.

Issues around Irish language rights and dealing with the legacy of Northern Ireland's toxic past must also be resolved.

Those behind the online petition are members of the Cara-Friend youth group in Belfast.

It is the latest phase in the Love Equality campaign which is supported by Amnesty International, the Rainbow Project and a number of trade unions.

Amelia Clarke (18) from Belfast said: "One day I want to be able to get married with my family and friends around me. Is that too much to ask? We are asking people to sign our petition for equality. It's time that Northern Ireland respected all its citizens."

Northern Ireland is the only part of the UK or Ireland which bans marriage for same-sex couples.

In 2015 a majority of MLAs in the Assembly voted to support equal marriage, but the measure was blocked by the use of a controversial voting mechanism designed to protect the rights of minorities.

Shay Love (18) from Belfast said: "I refuse to be a second-class citizen in my own country.

"We don't want much - we just want to be treated equally."

Last week representatives from Love Equality met with senior figures from the DUP for the first time but expressed disappointment that the party could not give a commitment it would not block any future same-sex marriage legislation.'

Belfast Telegraph


https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/n...-36584180.html
__________________
Everything is self-evident.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #13  
Old 10-02-2018, 02:20 PM
KatieMorag's Avatar
KatieMorag KatieMorag is offline
Barnet Bugle - Eire correspondent
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Barnet, UK
Posts: 9,479
Default

Totally ridiculous - and somewhat ironic - that the very people who are so emphatic about their identity as UK citizens want to distance themselves from the rest of the UK over this issue........
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #14  
Old 10-02-2018, 08:26 PM
Eileen Eileen is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: US
Posts: 4,812
Default

Why do people think that their definition of a couple or family is the correct definition. Love is love. As long as everyone is legally an adult - I'm all for it. Live and let live!!
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT +1. The time now is 04:24 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright dublinforum.net 2009 - all rights reserved