Yes love

As a lawyer, as a lover, as a strong believer in equal rights, I wanted to take the opportunity to write a brief post on the momentous occasion of yesterday when we said, as a people, united,  f*ck yeah to equality.

Our constitution will now read:

‘Marriage may be contracted in accordance with law by two persons without distinction as to their sex.’

So very proud of Ireland on this day.

In Dublin city last night the streets buzzed, the vibe was high, the love was palpable.

Well done to us. I don’t say it often enough but I felt proud to walk the streets of Dublin last night with so many people celebrating love, marriage, joy, conquering fear and equality.

The right to marry is universal. The right to love is universal. The right to not feel like you have to hide your love is so necessary.

Now we can grow together in love of all kinds. There should be no more shaming, only openness and belonging for everyone.

We all belong, we all love, we all have the gift of equality now to share and spread this joy and light.

The cool thing about this renewal of equality and love is that we now join twenty other countries where same-sex marriage has been made possible, however, we are the first country in the world to do so by a vote of the People. And that is something we can really celebrate! Well done Ireland. Well done to the LGBT community and all those who voted Yes.

Baby hopped and skipped and jumped around town in my belly yesterday as the people took to the streets to light up the equal rights movement. Because all children are equal in the eyes of EACH OTHER. xxx

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