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Tuesday 7 February 2023 Dublin: 8°C

# Same-Sex

All time
# New Law
Both parents in some female same-sex relationships can now be named on a child's birth certificate
The bill became law today on the fourth anniversary of the marriage referendum.
# Cabinet
Cabinet approves law to allow some same-sex partners to both register as parents on baby's birth certificate
The move comes from government after years of campaigning for same-sex couples and LGBT advocates.
# Breaking New Ground
Disney airs its first same-sex kiss
An episode of Star vs the Forces of Evil features same-sex couples kissing at a concert.
# secret life
Gay priest says hiding his sexuality is 'tearing him apart'
“I’m not unnatural, I’m not sub-human, I’m not any different to anyone else in society and I am an equal, but that’s not the reality.”
# No
Someone's launched a (very) last minute challenge against same-sex marriage
Gerry Walshe, an electrician from Clare, wants a judicial review.
# Gayby Baby
Contoversy in Australia over new film about kids with gay parents
“During school hours we expect them to be doing maths and English and curriculum matters.”
# real family
Putin's party launches a 'flag for straights’ to combat 'gay fever'
Because Russia.
An Irish dad just delivered the best line of the referendum on Aussie TV
He couldn’t resist the opportunity to make a dad joke. Couldn’t resist.
# express yourself
Referendum Commissioner says he wouldn't like to see posters regulated 'North Korean style'
The Commissioner is encouraging people to get out and vote tomorrow.
# you asked
The answers to your questions ahead of the same-sex marriage referendum
You asked and we got the referendum commissioner, Kevin Cross, to answer.
# marriage referendum
We asked every TD and Senator if they’re voting Yes or No. Here’s what they said...
The majority are leaning one way.
# marriage referendum
Politicians tell us why they're voting Yes or No
Do you support same-sex marriage?
# bravery
"A heartfelt heart-breaking story": Huge praise for Ursula Halligan's coming-out op-ed
The broadcaster is encouraging people to vote Yes in the upcoming referendum.
# Same-Sex Marriage
The Iona Institute have launched a new animated video to voice their 'No' arguments
The conservative group’s 2012 video ‘The Case for Man/Woman Marriage’ racked up over 100,000 views and was met with a scathing parody version.
# misleading
Joan Burton says the No posters about surrogacy are 'sad and demeaning'
Ex-Justice Minister Alan Shatter said children are being used as weapons.
# the trip
We went to the most Catholic county in Ireland to ask about same-sex marriage
Outside of the urban centres, how is the debate shaping up? We spent a day finding out.
# intervention
Senior Archbishop warns: Church could face legal action for opposing gay marriage
The head of the Catholic Church in Ireland has issued a long message to churchgoers tonight.
# short story
'He’s grand but he’s an irritatin’ little pr*ck as well' - Roddy Doyle's post on marriage equality is going viral
The author posted the short story on his Facebook page.
# Same-Sex
Marriage referendum posters are technically allowed to say anything...
Do some cross a line?
# the marriage ref
"All I wanted to do was fit in": Son of Mary McAleese on growing up gay in Ireland
McAleese – who is now a Ryanair executive – is campaigning for a ‘Yes’ vote in next month’s same-sex marriage referendum.
# Same-Sex
James Reilly: 'It is a misleading, bogus approach and reminds me of the divorce referendum'
The Minister for Children has come out strongly against the No side in the same-sex marriage referendum.
# Referendum
'Text people, Facebook people, use Twitter': Gerry Adams asks for a 'Yes' vote
The campaigning ahead of next month’s vote is in full swing.
# State of the Nation
Sinn Féin weighs into the same-sex marriage debate
Here’s everything you need to know about what’s happening in Irish politics right now…
# on the list
Have you registered to vote in the marriage referendum? This handsome hipster clearly hasn't
Make your voice heard.
# focaled up
Another legal muddle: Now the Irish language wording for the same-sex vote is being changed
“There’s probably a lesson to be learned from this, to be honest with you,” the Taoiseach said, confirming the move.
# Referendum
Donegal mass goers walk out after priest criticises footballer's stance on gay marriage
The GAA star says the priest is entitled to his opinion but his name shouldn’t have been mentioned.
# Unprecedented
This on-screen lesbian kiss has sparked a huge media storm in South Korea
Homosexuality is not illegal in South Korea – but it carries a significant social stigma, with few openly gay public figures.
# Referendum
Church of Ireland won't be campaigning for same-sex marriage vote
The Church’s understanding of marriage remains that it is between a man and a woman.
# family values
Vincent Browne almost fell off his chair laughing at this guy's take on marriage equality
“We want family values, and we don’t want to see men and women getting married. And that’s the holy all of it.”
# marriage ref
Same-sex vote wording could be less cumbersome (that is to say, simpler)
“Should same-sex marriage be legal in Ireland?” … That’s what we’re being asked — but the question itself is quite a bit longer. Why? Read on.
# i do
Pics: Scotland welcomes its first same-sex weddings
Just lovely.
# catholic teaching
The Vatican has suggested it's ready to welcome gay people... sort of
A document released by the Vatican today asks if it can welcome gay people “without compromising Catholic doctrine on the family and matrimony”.
# LGBT
Cheerios releases beautiful and heartwarming 'gay dad' ad
<3
Voices
Open Letter to RTE: Explain why you censored gay rights advocate Rory O'Neill
The term ‘homophobia’ refers to an irrational fear of, aversion to, or discrimination against gay people… So why it is not permissible to state that a group that actively campaigns against same-sex marriage is homophobic?
Voices
Column: Living for love, dying because of hate – the rising tide of homophobia in Africa
Jean-Claude Roger Mbebe died an untimely death last week, after his family allegedly prevented him from receiving necessary medical treatment. He had been previously been convicted of “homosexuality and attempted homosexuality” and imprisoned.
Voices
Column: Domestic abuse in same-sex relationships isn't talked about – but it's real
When my girlfriend became abusive I didn’t know what to do. I felt scared and alone – but I also felt that I had to be a representative for other gay people, and that admitting to what was happening would let others down.
# Same-Sex Marriage
Government to make same-sex marriage decision next week
The Government will decide whether a referendum should be held after the Constitutional Convention recommended a change in the law.
# Love and Marriage
Joy and celebration as New Zealand celebrates first same-sex weddings
One couple, who had been together 13 years, got married at 39,000 feet.
# Britain
Britain legalises gay marriage
The legislation is now expected to receive official assent from Queen Elizabeth II later this week.
# Gay Rights
Court ruling paves way for NI same sex couples to adopt
A court has overturned a challenge by Minister Edwin Poots, who took issue with an earlier ruling to lift an adoption ban.