I haven't posted here in a while and to be honest I probably won't be doing so again for the forseeable future. However the NI Assembly is due to debate the issue of equal marriage again on Monday and some of the language being used to describe the gay community has touched a nerve. So here's my response:
Just for anyone who was interested, if I ever do get married I won't be getting married to a dog, or to a car or to anything else other than a person who wants to marry me, too. Yano, just in case you had heard otherwise about us dirty gays and what we intend to do. Too many young people are taking their lives because they are being told that they are less than equal by their teachers, their church, their parents and their peers because of who they are.
Too many for us to let them go unchallenged, and I for one won't be keeping quiet or being polite if those people feel the need to let me know just what they think of me and the people I hold dear. Tell me that I can't get married in your church? That's fine. But don't tell me I can't get married in the country or city that I was born or that I call my home. Oh and I should also make mention that if I do get married, my marriage won't infringe or weaken anyone else's marriage any more than if by eating a bacon sandwich I make you anyone else less of a vegetarian.