Aird againn ortsa.
It is important that we take time to remember and reflect on key moments in our history particularly when they mark a decisive move towards recognising the basic rights of citizens. By any measure the vote 25 years ago to decriminalise homosexuality is a turning point in modern Irish history. It did not end discrimination – and we have not ended discrimination – but it did set off a chain of actions which have changed our country unquestionably for the better. The decriminalisation legislation was first and foremost a victory for a generation of exceptional campaigners. They worked with extraordinary passion and no small amount of bravery to say loudly and proudly that Irish society must end the appalling stigma of criminality which gave force to an almost endemic homophobia. The forerunner of what is today the National LGBTI Federation was central to this. As with too many … [Read More...] about Dáil speech by Micheál Martin on 25th anniversary of decriminalisation of homosexuality
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