stalked chatted to some of my fave Irish Instagrammers over the past little while and one thing I wanted to know from them was what they would be voting on May 22nd… Here are some of the answers:
“I will be voting a big fat YES. We live in such violent times and to still have love in the world is amazing and it should be celebrated regardless if it’s a man loving a man or a woman loving a woman and so on. Love is love and no one should be denied that.” – Lauren Bejaoui (@LolaBejaoui)
“On the 22nd of May 2015 I will be proudly voting YES on the Marriage Equality referendum! A person marrying another person regardless of their sexuality has absolutely no affect on society and it makes absolutely no difference if it is a man marrying a man, a woman marrying and woman or a man marrying a woman. It’s time to come together as an Irish society and vote YES for marriage and YES for equality. Mothers and fathers want all of their children to grow up in a country where they can have the same aspirations in life. The parents of gay and lesbian children want the same. I want that too #StandUp4Equality xo.” – Jo Archbold (@yo_im_jo)
“I know this is terrible but I’m not actually registered to vote… YET. I’ve just looked into obtaining a registration form as I am going to register so that I can vote yes for Marriage Equality in May.” – Nuala Gorham (@nualagorham)
“Yes yes and YES! Marriage equality is so important, it’s about love between two people, something for which gender should not come into the equation. Love is love.” – Louise O’Reilly (@StyleMeCurvy)
“Oh my God 109% I will be voting YES! I have no interest in getting married, the idea of it (the big party, being centre of attention, spending €40k on one day) literally repels me but at least I have a choice. Everyone should have the choice. I think the idea of the ‘perfect family’ being a mother, father and a few kids is outdated. Anyone who would rob another of their chance at happiness is not a good person and won’t be admired by their ancestors in years to come when our children’s children are wondering how something like equal marriage rights were ever even a question.” – Holly Shortall (@HollyShortall)
Needless to say, I agree with the girls and will be voting YES. Get out and vote, lads. It’s important.