Gay no campaigner Paddy Manning (with Jane Gallagher above left) joined representatives from Mothers and Fathers Matter, The lona Institute, and First Families First at the final No Campaign press conference in Buswell’s Hotel, Dublin and demonstration outside Leinster House..
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Conor Hooper writes:
Comedian Steve Bennett has made a response to the infuriating “I’m gay and I’m voting No.” video that’s plaguing YouTube right now.
Labour junior minister Aodhán Ó Ríordáin asked to remove his rainbow badge on tonight’s Saturday Night Show On RTÉ One by host Brendan O’Connor. Literally bonkers. We had more of an issue with the open second button.
Thought you might like to share this lovely pic of a just-married couple taking some wedding photos in front of our #YesEquality #WallsOfEquality mural. They are French and it was raining and they were in a bit of a rush so we didn’t get their names. But it brightened up an otherwise wet and miserable Friday in Temple Bar! Our mural was created by @sums_one and commissioned by @willstleger…
So a lot of passionate Yes voters are on social media, but they’re either preaching to the choir or FIGHTing with no voters. This short video (above) shows how positive and uplifting canvassing can be
Research shows that canvassing is the single most effective way of engaging with voters. It seems daunting but it is hugely rewarding. Most people are friendly and there is huge support from other canvassers.
It would make a huge difference to the campaign if we can sign up another 200 canvassers by the end of the week.
The University Observer wraparound for Marriage Equality. We’ve worked with them here in the Union and the LGBTQ+ society to get it done. We’re having our marriage equality launch tomorrow at 6pm in the student centre in UCD. Colm O’ Gorman will be speaking…
A game to play during the upcoming Marriage Equality debates. Each square is a tired No Campaign argument or cliché. Make a line or try for a full house. You can play online or you can print one to twenty randomly-generated cards and play at home or wherever a debate is being televised.