Ireland’s gay marriage debate: where homophobes are treated as victims

The state broadcaster, RTE, has paid damages to traditionalists after a gay activist on TV accused them of homophobia.

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Some recent statements on gay marriage from Ireland:

“This is really a kind of a satire on marriage that is being conducted by the gay lobby. It is not that they want to get married; it is that they want to destroy the institution of marriage because they are envious of it … ”

“You warp language, you manipulate words, you say ‘Oh, there’s an inequality.’ ‘There’s no inequality,’ I say to them. ‘You know there’s no inequality.’ ‘Yeah there is: we can’t get married,’ ‘Oh yeah, you can get married. Of course, you’re a man. You can get married, but you must marry a woman. That’s what marriage is.'”

Is the person quoted above homophobic? Is the Iona Institute, the Irish organisation that made this video, homophobic?

Read more at theguardian.com

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