Poor Ashers Bakery didn’t have a hope in slowing down the acceptance of gay marriage in Ireland, did it?
From what I observe, it was not that gay marriage won, but that the Catholic Church lost. In my opinion, the Church with its harsh treatment of single mothers and its sexual abuse reputation, has buried itself.
The Church has lost respect among its former supporters and once someone loses faith in something it cannot be regained.
I have no objection to gays wanting the right to be legally married. It’s natural to need to be accepted by the rest of society.
I did hear British living treasure, artist David Hockney, ironically lament the loss of the Bohemian lifestyle which the gay community used to enjoy. He preferred it when they were “radical.” He complained that homosexuals are boring now and will become more boring as they dwell in suburbia, mow their lawns, and have children etc. just like the rest of us.
It was an observation which made me smile.
How long will it be before a married gay couple announces to the press that it is going through, in the famous words of Ms Paltrow, ” conscious uncoupling”? And, in the fullness of time, the gay community, with its new rights, will share the joy of “unconscious coupling”, just like the rest of us lucky married folk. lol