Fianna Fáil gets shredded for gay pride greetings campaign

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The annual LGBT Pride march is being held in Dublin today. It took the marriage equality referendum in 2015 to prove to Fianna Fáil that the homophobes are actually a small minority and that there are more votes to be had in getting down and cool with Dem Gayz.

Hence, for the last few days, there have been greetings on official Fianna Fáil social media accounts (such as here and here) wishing people a "happy" or even a "super" pride. Unfortunately, those LGBTers don't have goldfish memories and are tartly reminding the party of its duplicitous behaviour during the 2015 referendum when FF activists campaigned for a yes vote where it was safe to do so in the cities but did nothing or even leant towards the no side everywhere else.

Comments such as the ones below are typical:

"Bandwagoners....flip flop party was nowhere to be seen when gay right's was a struggle for yrs..."

"Where was Fianna Fail during the Marriage Equality referendum? Absent without leave."

 


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People should realize that Pride Marches are commemorating the violent mayhem and destruction of the Stonewall riots, google obviously isn't everyone's friend, and so it is disgraceful of Fianna Fail to wish people well in celebrating blatant thuggery.
 

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How very true, it's not as if it was FF who eventually decriminalised homosexuality or anything.

And to think that there are people out there who for their own political reasons don't like them must be truly devastating.
 

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Didn't decriminalisation, employment equality, equal status and civil partnership happen during FF governments? (I suspect those making the comments about FF are under 25's who think Labour are progressive. The sort of person who conflates abortion with marriage equality and use inclusive terms like "pregnant person" rather than woman or mother. Who uses the term "straight white man" as stick to deflect from real debate. The type who think they are entitled to safe spaces. Who object to straight bars cashing in on pride. And think people should pay them any heed. Twats)
 

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How very true, it's not as if it was FF who eventually decriminalised homosexuality or anything.

And to think that there are people out there who for their own political reasons don't like them must be truly devastating.
They waited 5 years after the ECHR ruling before doing anything. A lot of FF backbenchers and even senior figures like Noel Ahern opposed the move but it had opposition support.
 

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A fight over who owns cocksucking.

As I was saying in an earlier post, I hate lobbyists. They poison everything and try to graft their agenda onto it. No one owns fudgepacking, and people from all parties helped out along the way to giving gay people equal rights.
 

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Didn't decriminalisation, employment equality, equal status and civil partnership happen during FF governments? (I suspect those making the comments about FF are under 25's who think Labour are progressive. The sort of person who conflates abortion with marriage equality and use inclusive terms like "pregnant person" rather than woman or mother. Who uses the term "straight white man" as stick to deflect from real debate. The type who think they are entitled to safe spaces. Who object to straight bars cashing in on pride. And think people should pay them any heed. Twats)
Given how much time they've spent in power since the foundation of this state, it's inevitable that FF will have managed to have done some progressive things. What distinguishes them from other parties - even Fine Gael - is how reactive they are. They'll never be in the vanguard of social change. It's in their nature to hang back, to refuse to do anything until it's politically safe to do so.

With Fianna Fáil, it's all about bums on seats in the Dáil and Seanad and NOTHING comes before that.
 

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Like women the gays are not happy unless they are cribbing about something or other.
 

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Like women the gays are not happy unless they are cribbing about something or other.
How's thresea landslide looking
 

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Like women the gays are not happy unless they are cribbing about something or other.
At its heart, this isn't an LGBT issue. It's about a party thinking that - in the age of social media - they can still get away with the two-faced, nod-and-wink whatever you're having yourself politics that served them so well in the distant past.
 

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At its heart, this isn't an LGBT issue. It's about a party thinking that - in the age of social media - they can still get away with the two-faced, nod-and-wink whatever you're having yourself politics that served them so well in the distant past.
Fianna Fáil usually have a fairly large contingent at the pride march, why don't you take it up with them in person? Assuming you are actually attending that is. Are you?
 

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Fianna Fáil usually have a fairly large contingent at the pride march, why don't you take it up with them in person? Assuming you are actually attending that is. Are you?
No.
 

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At its heart, this isn't an LGBT issue. It's about a party thinking that - in the age of social media - they can still get away with the two-faced, nod-and-wink whatever you're having yourself politics that served them so well in the distant past.
Would they have preferred if FF ignored the event completely and did not post anything about it, then they could crib about FF still been stuck in the dark ages and not even acknowledging the gay pride event.

All political parties jump on bandwagons.
 

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How very true, it's not as if it was FF who eventually decriminalised homosexuality or anything.

And to think that there are people out there who for their own political reasons don't like them must be truly devastating.
European court forced FF to decriminalise homosexuality
 

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At its heart, this isn't an LGBT issue. It's about a party thinking that - in the age of social media - they can still get away with the two-faced, nod-and-wink whatever you're having yourself politics that served them so well in the distant past.
Fianna Fail don't have the centralized discipline of the Shinners which I'm not completely convinced is necessarily a bad thing at all. They also don't have the creepy combination of resentment and entitlement that unites Fine Gael. Would you prefer if they had laid down the law for all their members strongly on this issue?
 

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They (gays) do seem a shallow stupid bunch. More Interested in Judy Garland, frocks, and anything shiney than discussing geopolitical issues.
 


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