With the moratorium coming into effect at 2pm this afternoon, TV3 have announced that Vincent Browne is due to present coverage of Saturday's Marriage Referendum from The George. The reaction to this news has been mixed, but the general consensus is that it's inspired, not to mention fitting.
— Lisa-Marie Berry (@LMBER) May 20, 2015
To quote Dara O'Briain...
This isn’t the major argument, but if Yes wins this #marref… Jesus! The Party! The music! And if No wins… Jesus. The Party. The Music.
— Dara Ó Briain (@daraobriain) May 18, 2015
AND the Eurovision is on later, sure where else would you be?
Given the aforementioned moratorium is due, for those still undecided, we'll leave possibly the final words with former President Mary McAleese, speaking at a BeLonG To event earlier in the week:
"I am grateful that my gay son grew up in a gay-friendly household. But we were not able to protect him from hostility outside our home and like so many parents of gay children we were worried sick about the man-made barriers we knew he would encounter, including the Constitutional barrier that would never let him marry the person he loved. Ironically he is a twin and his heterosexual twin faces no such barrier. No parent brings a child into the world to be a second class citizen... "
"The only children affected by this referendum will be Ireland’s gay children. It is their future which is at stake. It is in our hands. They're too few in number to win this referendum on their own. We, the majority, have to make it happen for them and for all the unborn gay children who are relying on us to end the branding, end the isolation, end the inequality, literally once and for all."
"A yes vote costs the rest of us nothing. A no vote costs our gay children everything."