Gay Lads For No



There can only be a few in the village.

They Include Keith Mills (top) and Paddy Manning.

Zeroy writes:

Don’t know for others but this ad is coming up on most youtube videos I play today



A get out the vote plea from Irish/English rock darlings Keywest.

131 thoughts on “Gay Lads For No

  1. Declan

    Where do they get those shirts?

    I’m looking forward to the Paddy and Keith Autumn Winter Collection

  2. Mikeyfex

    This one’s bound to kick-off so I’m selling golf clubs people. Express an interest below and we can talk.

        1. ZeligIsJaded

          Little birdie told me there was something going down!

          Can I get a slice of the action?

          1. RidersOnTheStorm

            It’s the Albatross around the neck telling you the yes vote is going down

  3. Bob

    Yeah, Iona are forking out a fortune to plaster their ads all over Youtube and google. Thankfully it’ll be over in a few days.

    1. ahjayzis

      Then tweeting to check out how this video has ‘gone viral’.

      I don’t think ads count as viral.

  4. flingletuff

    I have it from a very reliable source that Keith Mills, who has fought so hard for a No vote, will not even be in the country to cast his vote on Friday. He will be in Vienna for the Eurovision. It’s good to have your priorities right….

  5. Declan

    Comments are disabled on Youtube for the clip, which is sad. I watched it and now I’m traumatised by Keith’s hand movements.

  6. Small Wonder

    “I’m voting No in the Apples referendum because I believe in Oranges.”

      1. Small Wonder

        The problem with the marriage referendum is that people won’t go to the pub any more. The impact on car sales hasn’t been properly discussed. Has anyone really thought about how this will affect the nation’s green spaces?

  7. Kevin

    Foolish approach. I either skip after 5 seconds or, if I have to sit through the ad, immediately detest whatever product or message they are pushing

  8. Katie

    Yep got Iona Institute on youtube followed by the one above. The Iona one was horrible “Marriage Equality equals no Equality for children”. Mis-leading scaremongering non-factual bullsh1t. Couples straight or gay will have to go through the same rigmarole if they adopt or go through surrogacy, marriage won’t change that legislation, which has already been decided by now.
    Most regular people thinking of voting No are doing so out of fear, or lack of information, or incorrect information. And they’re not talking about it in public for fear of being attacked. No use calling anyone homophobic – let’s have a grown up debate on the issues, and the facts, and see if you can reason out the simple logic for people who are not sure. There is no good reason to vote no, and a whole host of good reasons to to vote yes!

  9. Neil

    Most people won’t see the full video as it can be skipped after 5 seconds. Since they didn’t get their message across in those 5 seconds, the video is gone to waste, thankfully. I saw that video last night myself, skipped it every time… thankfully.

  10. Jordofthejungle

    Whatever about Keith Mills, I don’t think Paddy Manning is very well. Were I a family member I would be worried. The way he opposes is not healthy or balanced. I accept he is opposed but the manner in which he does is beyond excessive not to mention abusive and just way over the top. I feel sorry for him not because of his views but I just think there is a lot going on in his head which is not doing him any good. And apparently he has been through a lot in his life.

    One thing is for sure, whether yes or no, these two will be dropped like hot cakes by those using them for their own religious ends. I genuinely think Keith Mills believes the media will be continue to be interested in him after polling day.

      1. Stephanenny

        Sadly I have. That’s the delightful chap who called the women of TFMR “murderesses”. Nice guy, his vote definitely has nothing to do with religion.

    1. Dubloony

      Even if you don’t think it will apply to your own life, why try to stop it for other people to whom it clearly matters?

    1. Clampers Outside!

      Technically no, from what I’ve read and heard from SIPO.

      There are rules about lobbying and campaigning, and funding of ones campaign, but they are currently voluntary rules. As one person in SIPO told me, we have rules but “no teeth”.

      1. donkey_kong

        both sides take money from abroad – begs the question who has money to waste on this tripe – but not directly for the referendum,.
        a fudge of the law…

    1. newsjustin

      Yes. That seems to be it.

      We like to put gay people in boxes. Any gay people who don’t agree with what we want for them just does not compute. They’ll be called mentally ill on the internet^^^, etc.

        1. newsjustin

          Just on this comment section alone, they’ve been described as:

          – mentally ill
          – gay-for-pay stooges of the No side
          – lying about their sexuality.

          You know when the people on the No side say things like “people are afraid to publicly say how they feel”. I think this may shed some light on that.

          1. Nially

            Yeah, and someone on Facebook yesterday called me a “minion of the Antichrist” for voting “Yes”. People on the internet are abusive. It’s not a “Yes”- or “No”-specific phenomenon.

          2. Don Pidgeoni

            F*** you Nially!!!

            Sorry, I don’t.. ahem .. know what came over me… sorry again

          3. Ppads

            I got called a faggot on Saturday for wearing a Yes badge while walking down the street, what is your point caller?

      1. Drogg

        But we don’t dislike them for being gay, we dislike them for their bigoted crackpot ideals, there is a big difference.

    2. jeremy kyle

      In fairness it’s not about liking any one person. it’s about recognising an entire demographic’s right to equality and using our voice to emphatically support the gay people who do want the right to marry and who by themselves would never have enough voting power to get a Yes.

      Keith Mills and Paddy Manning are as entitled to a voice as anyone else, doesn’t mean that what they say is beyond reproach. There’s an odd notion going around that Freedom of Speech is a one way system, it seems to me that No campaigners complaining about being bullied really just expect to be able to say what they want and not have to deal with the reaction.

      1. newsjustin

        Isn’t saying they are:

        – mentally ill
        – gay-for-pay stooges of the No side
        – lying about their sexuality.

        going too far though?

        1. pedeyw

          I broadly agree with you though having seen Paddy Manning on both the late late and Vincent Browne, I would be concerned about his mental health, not in a mean “this lads mental” way, he bcame across as a very seriously troubled man.
          Doubting their sexuality is a terrible thing to think.
          Stooges for the No side; less controversial seeing as their firmly on the No side.

      2. rotide

        Do me a favor, prattling on about freedom of speech all you want but accusing these guys of being mentally ill and lying about their sexuality is wrong.

        If the shoe was on the other foot and a gay man said something that you agreed with and people accused him of being mentally ill or lying about his sexuality, the SJW’s around here would be frothing at the mouth

        1. jeremy kyle

          I’m not defending other people’s comments, I don’t have to or want to.

          I’m simply arguing with dhaughton99’s notion that because Broadsheet (seemingly) and a lot of the commentators here broadly support gay marriage that it is hypocritical of them to not agree with what every individual gay person says.

          That doesn’t mean there isn’t hypocrisy here in some of the other comments.

          1. pedeyw

            No, the point is pretty sound but the use of the term SJW does make me question the motives.

          2. rotide

            Every second comment round these parts features some form of fantastic exageration, huge amounts of hyperbole or straight up hypocisy. I’m pretty sure the term is warranted.

          3. pedeyw

            It just makes me think of dudes who believe in some kind of feminist conspiracy to take away all their video games because someone points out that they might be a teeny bit sexist.

        2. Nially

          “a gay man said something that you agreed with and people accused him of being mentally ill or lying about his sexuality”

          In fairness, we get accused of that by “No” voters literally all the time, both directly and indirectly (with the “people choose to be gay” nonsense). Not that two wrongs make a right, but Paddy Manning is perfectly happy to dish it out, so you’re maybe getting just a little bit hyperbolic on his behalf.

  11. bisted

    …gay campaigner for ‘No’ vote + shameless self-publicist = exceptional earning potential.

  12. edalicious

    Pretty telling that the No side have only managed to find two gay people to publicly support them.

    1. Stephanenny

      Was it only them two then? I watched two minutes to see if there was anyone besides them then gave up and decided to check the comments for confirmation.

    2. St. John Smythe

      Sure, it’s like getting turkey’s to vote for a Christmas.

      I personally know of two gay people in my social circle who are quite skeptical about the relevance of the institution of marriage within a homosexual context, but they are still voting YES, as they wouldn’t impose their own persona views on other gay people who really desire to go through with a marriage.

  13. Opa!

    ALL over youtube as ads, havent once been hit with vote yes. Look if you are gay and oppose and even if you are not gay and oppose why be soooo full of the fire to block somebody elses happiness, now that I will never get my head around. What breaks my heart is whatever about ‘no’ campaigning, when its all over and while I’m praying for a YES as I see it it will have done nothing to actually enrich any no voters’ life, but it might do EVERYTHING for those yes voters particularly the ones who might be sick and just want to make that life long commitment to eachother. Theyre not looking to marry you folks, or for a special dispensation lgbt people want equality under the law. Please do not deny them that they have suffered enough in Ireland. VOTE YES

      1. Well that's that

        I would get a civil partnership if it provided my partner and I and any potential family we raise the same protection under the Constitution as my hetrosexual friends. Civil Marriage means every is protected equally under the law.

        1. Opa!

          civil partnership is second class and as said above does not give constitutional protections: people PLEASE be aware of this, inform yourselves this is how you see that gay people are only seeking the same, the same rights. They are not currently afforded them via civil partnership, which leaves kids raises by same sex couples (who’ll be raised by them anyway whatever the outcome) vulnerable under the law. VOTE YES for all lgbt people and your future kids, generations

  14. JimmytheHead

    These 2 again, seriously are these the only 2 gays on the planet they could find to vote no? Their act on tubridy was so terrible it was funny (the second guy wore a pink shirt – someone obviously did their research), please keep wheeling these attention seeking so-called “gays” out every time theres a debate because they do the Yes side more good than they could ever realize :-)

  15. MickyDrip

    I’m seeing this a lot today, I would like some concrete proof that these 2 lads are gay, great fashion sense does not a gay man make.

    1. rotide

      Would you like him to perform some sort of sex act on your to prove his bona fides?

      Listen to yourself ffs

    1. Stewart Curry

      I’m voting for the children. Because children are our future and deserve mothers and fathers and the bumps on their birthday and a robot companion and time machines.

        1. Stewart Curry

          Yeah but they don’t do it anymore it’s health and safety gone mad. And they don’t sing ba ba black sheep because it’s racist and they can’t call it Christmas anymore because of the muslims and they teach four year olds about two fellas doing bum stuff.

          1. Don Pidgeoni

            I thought our family was the only one!! Although, pretty sure the bumps is why everyone in my family has a terrible back. Maybe its right to ban it.

            *calls osteo*

  16. life boy

    They look like priests who’ve entered a Jonathan Ross look-a-like competition. Keith gets my vote.

  17. Parky Mark

    He’s already said he won’t be here to vote as he will be at the Eurovision. He feels so strongly about voting no that he’s leaving the country? And he lies about it on video.

    1. rotide

      Didn’t he change his mind and book a flight back for the friday?

      Could have been some other gay lad, hard to keep track.

      1. St. John Smythe

        It was someone else with a highly patterned shirt; it can be hard to keep track under those conditions.

      1. Lorcan Nagle

        Last day for postal vote registration was a month ago. If he didn’t get it in by then he’s not voting.

        I’m in the UK for work this week and made sure I’d be home on Friday in time to vote because I missed the deadline myself

  18. Starina

    drives me nuts that Iona are trying to make a fuss about foreign funding of the Yes campaign when clearly the no side has a LOT of money in order to run this many pretrailers on YouTube. that crap ain’t cheap.

    1. Drogg

      Which is part of the process but it has been approved and passed by the Dail? yes and it still has nothing to do with Fridays referendum.

        1. Owen

          Still only a bill. 2014 BIll on Children and the Family.

          Head 12: Parentage in cases of surrogacy.
          Provide along the following lines:
          (1) If a child is born as a result of a surrogacy arrangement with the use of
          human reproductive material provided by a man only, and the birth
          mother is declared under Head 13(9) not to be a parent, the parents of the
          child are the man and a person who:
          (a) was married to or in a civil partnership with or cohabiting in an
          intimate and committed relationship with that man at the time of
          the child’s conception, and
          (b) consented to be a parent of a child born as a result of a surrogacy
          arrangement and did not withdraw that consent before the child’s

          Same for the woman / her / she situation, just no bothered pasting all here. Link below.

          1. Owen

            They are simply incorrect. Fair play to them though, their opinion, and their right. But they are poorly informed.

          2. Well that's that

            In my experience, as a fully paid up member of the homosexualist agenda, even the most hopeless of cases in the gay world can pick out a good shirt and jacket (especially for an event where you know cameras are going to be). It’s weird, my gaydar doesn’t go off with the Mills…. it’s not an absolute sign but he is a suspicious character

        2. ReproBertie

          Actually the Children and Family Relationships Bill (2015) was signed into law on April 6th this year. According to Family Law Ireland surrogacy is well covered within that act.

  19. technid

    “Keith Mills(top) and Paddy Manning”

    Wouldn’t have pegged Manning for a bottom, but what do I know…

  20. Nikkeboentje

    I hate the way the NO side keeps going on about marriage being about children. I am fast approaching my 40th birthday and there’s no husband on the horizon (not even a sniff of a boyfriend). So, say I meet the man of my dreams within the next couple of weeks, I would need to spend time with him to know that he really is the one that I want to spend the rest of my life with. Selfishly, I would like to spend time with him before bringing children into the equation. So, the chances of me ever having a baby naturally are very slim as I’ll simply be too old (btw a doctor here told me when I was 35 that I was way too old to have children!). Therefore, according to the NO side, I should not be entitled to get married as I won’t be able to have children naturally. It is utter nonsense!

      1. Nikkeboentje

        I know, but personally I would much prefer to be in a loving, committed, responsibility sharing relationship before having a child. FYI, I had to give my cat to my mum as I was travelling so much with work that I couldn’t look after it properly!

    1. Spaghetti Hoop

      Women are most fertile in their teens and twenties. Conversely, our ‘society’ dictates that having babies at such a young age is wrong. More utter nonsense for the Utter Nonsense Collection.

  21. Sean

    I know I’m being overly simplistic but to me gay people voting no is like turkeys voting for Christmas (I’m gay btw)

  22. Sean

    This might be overly simplistic but to me gay people voting no seems like turkeys voting for christmas, just doesn’t make sense to me (I’m gay btw)

    1. Seriously

      I guess the years of being told they weren’t normal by the Catholic Church might have something to do with it. You wont find as many young gay people willing to deny themselves their own rights as they live in a slightly more tolerant society (though I’m sure there are a few out there)

  23. Ppads

    Yes there are only two of them only thank God but there has always been gay people against civil rights. A sizable number of priests were gay yet were the most forceful opponents against decriminalisation. That only changed when one croaked it in a gay sauna and there was another three there to give the last rights. If these guys were wearing collars would their argument be any more plausible, or less? That is what they are there for, to give this deceitful weave of unrelated topics credibility. They are stooges.

  24. Quint

    Both men have underlying psychological issues, which is the only explanation I can think of for the inexplicable stance they are taking.

  25. Joe the Lion

    In fairness I’d vote yes for these guys if the referendum was about shirts

    I got to 50 seconds – how did it end?

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