Saturday, 23 May 2015

Ireland Says Yes!


On this camp as Christmas Eurovision night where Conchita Wurst has proved herself to be an articulate and rather gracious ambassador for everything sweet natured, and accepting in this world,it is only fitting that the catholic nation of Ireland, in a historic referendum, has voted in gay marriage.
How bleeding wonderful is that!



Bojana Stamenov From Serbia out camps all comers 
The big girl should have won over Sweden

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  1. may the USA do the same as ireland in june!

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    1. I so hope they do................if we can do it anyone can.........

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  2. Very happy about the result, sad it even has to be voted on. x

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    1. In some ways a referendum has more power dont you think?
      The PEOPLE have spoken so to speak.....

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    2. Very powerful agreed and gives hope that future generations won't be discriminated against and be as accepted as hetrosexual people are now. Funny ol world where you have to legalize marrying the person you love x

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  3. People are better than governments, sometimes at least. Well done Ireland.

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    1. Well done all.......i am watching Eurovision as I type this.... Gay friendly..gay dominated ...and so so inclusive
      A lesson learned

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  4. From California, one state after another, one country after another, one mind after another realizes true love is not so commonplace that we can afford to discriminate against it.

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    1. Well said that man......perhaps the stubbon US states will take notice of Ireland's bravery

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    2. Awesome comment, thank you for that.

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    3. Wonderful statement, I'll sign that too!
      Very emotional news from Ireland today. Could we not all vote for them tonight too? Was it good?

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  5. Brought a tear to my eye when I saw the headline.

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    1. A victory
      Another one to add to the many
      How sweet is that

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  6. Wonderful news to wake up to this morning here in the states. We hope things like this make it into the minds of our Supreme Court Justices as they make their decisions.

    Haters be damned, love wins the day!

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    1. Like the Berlin wall

      The bricks are crumbling

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  7. As we know here in Canada, the sky will not fall!
    Yeah Ireland!! Guess the RCC has lost a little of its 'punch'.

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    1. Jimbo.........Bet they are quaking in their boots.....tbe people have spoken and for a change the church had sod all to do with the result

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  8. Brilliant! Huzzah Ireland. And as we know here in EnZed, civilization will not crumble. Not even a little bit.

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  9. More love, less hate. Yea for Ireland!

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  10. No one should say who can love whom or can get married or not. Surely love and honesty are the most important things in a partnership not what bits youve got. . Great result!

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    1. I can feel a group hug coming on xxx

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  11. Who would have thought. I heard the news on the radio at 10pm when I was in bed and about to sleep. For the first time ever, I sent my partner a text message from my bed about the news. You won't see anything like that happening soon in Australia.

    You were right, Bonjana is fabulous.

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    1. She is isnt she? Just had a text off with my friend john in sheffield ....he hates Bonjana!

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    2. I am so terribly disappointed I didn't get a text from you Andrew.

      If Ireland can do it, the States have no excuse - time we got with it.

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  12. Am watching too John …. I just knew you'd love Bonjana !!!!
    ……. and, great result in Ireland too. XXXX

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    1. A good night all round eh?

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  13. A referendum is the people speaking. You cannot slide a piece of paper between the law and the people creating it. Well, perhaps a ballot. Well done, Ireland.

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  14. Very pleased with the result.Its about time the dinosaur that the RCC is was dragged into the 21st century.

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  15. How I wish it could be put to the vote here.

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  16. As Ricky Gervais has said, it's not that gay people want special privileges in same sex marriages, just err... oh I can't remember what the cross-dressing pervert said, all I know is that I agreed with it.

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    1. Anyway, did you sign Heron's petition?

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  17. Come on Australia!!!!!!!

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  19. Was so happy to wake up to this news this morning. Congratulations, ireland!

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  20. Coolest thing I've seen in awhile. Glad Ireland made a long-left descendant proud.
    Cheers

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  21. A joyous day for all ! Congratulations to Ireland xo

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  22. Good on Ireland!!! So pleased with the results :)

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  23. I was quite surprised by the result... well done Ireland; not as Catholic as we thought. I wonder what Popey thinks!

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  24. You go Ireland! Yay!!!!!!!!!!

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  25. It was indeed a great result for Ireland. I have a feeling that the US supreme court will come down on our side next month. It'll be interesting. Eurovision was fabulous as always but I was sad that Italy didn't quite get there.

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  26. Loving the comments about the sky not falling down etc ! xx

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  27. So so pleased for Ireland, a bit of good news at last.

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  28. The Irish people with love in their hearts voted by a 2:1 majority in favour of marriage equality for same-sex couples, and made global history in the process and to my eyes the land looked fresher and brighter !

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  29. There was a woop woop in this house too!

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  30. Being an Irish American and knowing the grasp that the Catholic Church had on Ireland's government and icitizens, it comes as a great surprise to me that this lovely green isle has come out of the dark ages to become the first country to approve this referendum. Miracles do happen.

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  31. Good results all round, a very happy day :-)

    I thought there were a LOT of very good entries on last night's show. Serbia WAS as good as you said but I loved the cleverness of Sweden's entry.

    A good night after a very good day.

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  32. Hooray! A brilliant result but I was shocked to read in the same news report that homosexuality was only decriminalised there in 1992! Hopefully the rest of the world will follow Ireland's lead and take a stand for equality for all people.

    As for Eurovision - sorry but Sweden was definitely my choice - Oh come on - an incredibly attractive man singing an anti-bullying anthem. Not a dry seat in the house. :-) Although i had a sneaking admiration for Latvia - it was bonkers.

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  33. One of the happy consequences of this felicitous outcome is that it'll make Northern Ireland look even more out of step, being not only now the only part of the entire British Isles that doesn't permit same-sex marriage but also the only part of the western fringe/side of the continent that acts in such a way. It makes them look like a bigoted enclave, an 'anomaly' in effect - and it can only serve to increase the pressure on them to give in to the inevitable.

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  34. I'm so glad the vote was so resoundingly "YES"! a 2 to 1 result not only sends a message....it shouts it!

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  35. CONGRATULATIONS! May we SOON follow here in the US!

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  36. It's wonderful news. I had a bit of a ding-dong with my local vicar and curate the other day. I know that same-sex marriages can't be conducted in the Church of England but foolishly assumed that a blessing was acceptable. The curate informed me that it is not because "a blessing is a sacrament". I told them that I don't want to be part of a church which excludes people. I haven't been to a service since.

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  37. I must admit when I saw the news item last night I cried!
    Didn't see Eurovision, surely the UK entry deserved more points though, I thought it was a cracking song.
    Lisa x

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    1. Lisa, we people of discerning tastes just KNOW that the UK had a quality song. Just a shame that so few others recognised it as such.

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    2. Couldn't agree more. x

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  38. I am so happy about Ireland, I am hoping the US Courts sort out the issue, For me there is no box to check, for together for 22 years, I have access to blogs again after a couple of weeks with just my phone. I am so happy.

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  39. So wonderful, and I hope with all my heart that the U.S. will soon follow suit.

    Love Is Love Is Love. Equal Rights For All!

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  40. A momentous day for Ireland - a thumping majority for equality and gay rights. There's going to be a big push now for the same progress in Northern Ireland.

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  41. Sorry, but on the Swedish national scale of handsomeness, we don't rate little Måns very high. Good job though, very professional.

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    1. Oh shame - but it takes all sorts! I got far more enjoyment out of looking at him than hearing his offering, but there you are!

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  42. Their vote nearly bowled me over. Well done Ireland, well done.

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  43. It just goes to show you, the people in the pews have a lot more kindness and love than the people in the pulpits.

    You've seen the "keep Christ in Christmas" bumper stickers, I think they need to put the Christ in Christianity.

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  44. I loved Bojana! But I must say that sexy Swede won my heart. :)

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  45. I say Bojana had it streets over Sweden, but then I am a big girl too, and hey, her song had everything Eurovision-desirable in it too. :) I did enjoy Belgium's entry as well. Great voice, interesting presentation. Our own guy Sebastian did a good job as well. The nice-guy of Oz music.

    Wish I had even a skerrick of Conchita's elan. Really enjoyed her interview on Graham Norton's podcast the other week.

    Eurovision is the only thing we turn on the tv for these days, that and the odd rugby game. I know, odd combo!

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  46. Ps. Hubby and I think the UK gets a rough trot every year no matter what you enter. Don't worry, we like you!

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  47. I am so late and playing blog catch up !
    Good job Ireland.
    As for America and this is my take on it... most no votes come from large religious groups. Southern Baptist, the Born Agains and Mormons.
    Strange is a country that preaches religious freedoms, some religions think they are the "Right One" and are not inclusive.
    Some how the Catholics are much more inclusive.
    The major push against the California vote was the Mormon Church
    This is happening right now with the Muslims living here. They are demanding their rights to prayer in school and Sharia Law. At UC Davis the Muslims students demand that all Jewish students be kicked out of school, beat up and Sharia law installed.
    It is a huge mess.

    cheers, parsnip

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  48. The happy news of Ireland's vote went all around the world. Best comment I saw was an irishman on the street being interviewed. "I'm all for same sex marriage - I've been having same sex with the missus for the past 30 years and I love it."
    Common on Australia your being left behind.....

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  49. Ireland made the right decision, about flippin time too.
    As for the Eurovision, I just couldn't be arsed this year as we always do so badly.
    We watched the final instalment of the Hobbit trilogy and I shouted SEXY DWARF every time Richard Armitage was on screen playing Thorin Oakenshield.
    My son just rolled his eyes at me :) x

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