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62% favour Gay Marriage


Bobert

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A poll undertaken by Lansdowne Market Research on behalf of MarriageEquality between October 15th and 30th, 2008 has shown that 62% of the 1000 interviewed would favour gay marriage.

A breakdown of the results shows that support is strongest among younger people and in urban areas. Women were more supportive at 68 per cent compared to 56 per cent of men.
There was slightly less support for same-sex couples being given the right to adopt. A total of 58 per cent of those under 50 believe same-sex couples should be able to adopt, falling to 33 per cent among the over-50s.
A total of 54 per cent believe the definition of the family unit in the Constitution should be changed to include same-sex families.
Gráinne Healy, co-chair of MarriagEquality, said the findings supported the group’s calls for the Government to recognise that equality includes the human and civil rights of lesbian women and gay men to marry.
http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/ireland/2009/0227/1224241892986.html


In my opinion, this is a welcome development for furthering civil rights for all of society.
 

Factorem

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Nothing like an aul garriage/abortion debate in the middle of a political crisis.
 

Staropramen

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Sure ,why not. Two consenting adults should be free to declare their love for each in matrimony.
 

CanadianCelt

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not that there is anything wrong with that:

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On those figures it still would not pass. Only 52% want a married gay couple to be able to adopt. Not of all those will vote. The 48% will be more motivated and they would ensure it would not pass.
Why was the poll only published now if the numbers were taken last october?
I thought this group said that a referendum was not required - as those their legal advisor in the piece - so why mix it up with referendum figures?
If peter thatchel can be appeased with civil partnership, why is this group against it?
 

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Not a big fan of gay marriage then?

Personally I'm with Bobert on this one. I also think there should be no marriage laws. A huge chunk of the problem stems from the State's monopolisation of the definition of marriage.
I'm inclined to agree. What the poll shows is that there is no consensus in the state on a definition of marriage. Throw in the growing Muslim community who have another definition again and it's clear that the best thing the state can do is step back and treat every individual on an equal basis irrespective of marital or other status.
 
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On those figures it still would not pass. Only 52% want a married gay couple to be able to adopt. Not of all those will vote. The 48% will be more motivated and they would ensure it would not pass.
Why was the poll only published now if the numbers were taken last october?
I thought this group said that a referendum was not required - as those their legal advisor in the piece - so why mix it up with referendum figures?
If peter thatchel can be appeased with civil partnership, why is this group against it?
You hit the nail on the head - 'appeasement'; not the granting of equal rights and status in society, just throw them enough to make them shut up and go away...
 

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For FFS why aren't they happy with a civil union with the same legal protections as a married couple? Why do they have to insist on calling it marriage (they don't have the "equipment" for it to be a true marriage).
And IMO they should not be allowed adopt children.
I tell ya they won't be happy until they're allowed have pig sex parties on the beach in the open and gay wedding extravaganzas in the RDS.
Bloody hell! PC gone mad!
 
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the best thing the state can do is step back and treat every individual on an equal basis irrespective of marital or other status.


Spot on.

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Question R24U

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You hit the nail on the head - 'appeasement'; not the granting of equal rights and status in society, just throw them enough to make them shut up and go away...
Please explain in detail and with references how a civil partnership will differ in practise to a constituionally recognised marriage in ireland. This is solely about the recognition by the state of an exclusive (for four years at least) sexually based relationship - equality or status does not come into it other than being dragged in by overemotional plebs who don't know what they are talking about.
 

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I'm always wary of polls commissioned by vested interests, the question and even the sampling is ofter skewed in favour of the answer that is required ("He who pays the piper"..).

I do wish the government met their promise to provide civil partnership and end this debate for the forseeable future.
 

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Question R24U

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for ffs why aren't they happy with a civil union with the same legal protections as a married couple? Why do they have to insist on calling it marriage (they don't have the "equipment" for it to be a true marriage).
And imo they should not be allowed adopt children.
I tell ya they won't be happy until they're allowed have pig sex parties on the beach in the open and gay wedding extravaganzas in the rds.
Bloody hell! Pc gone mad!
please ignore this paisley inspired troll
 

Kevin Doyle

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For FFS why aren't they happy with a civil union with the same legal protections as a married couple? Why do they have to insist on calling it marriage (they don't have the "equipment" for it to be a true marriage).
And IMO they should not be allowed adopt children.
I tell ya they won't be happy until they're allowed have pig sex parties on the beach in the open and gay wedding extravaganzas in the RDS.
Bloody hell! PC gone mad!

What is marraige?
 

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I tell ya they won't be happy until they're allowed have pig sex parties on the beach in the open and gay wedding extravaganzas in the RDS.
Bloody hell! PC gone mad!
And who could argue with reasoning like that? *sighs*

I hope a neg rep bomb gets dropped on your ass for that moronic piece of drivel.
 

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For FFS why aren't they happy with a civil union with the same legal protections as a married couple? Why do they have to insist on calling it marriage (they don't have the "equipment" for it to be a true marriage).
And IMO they should not be allowed adopt children.
I tell ya they won't be happy until they're allowed have pig sex parties on the beach in the open and gay wedding extravaganzas in the RDS.
Bloody hell! PC gone mad!
A lot of people think as I do and are alarmed at the aggressiveness of the gay agenda not only in this country but around the world.
PETER HITCHENS: We show tolerance to 'gays' and get tyranny in return
PETER HITCHENS: We show tolerance to 'gays' and get tyranny in return | Mail Online

Well I have the guts to come right out and say it and I'm not afraid of you.
 

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This is a positive development for the homosexual lobby and should embolden them to start lobbying for a constitutional referendum to extend marriage rights to same-sex couples.

However, of more immediate concern, where is the Civil Partnership Bill?
 

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