The Civil Partnership Bill was tonight passed into law, despite protests outside the Dáil.
It isn’t an ideal solution for the many people I know who needed to have their lives regularised, but it’s a step forward from where they were. A big step.
I could live with it.
In time, our society will move forward again, and will understand better that how you live your life is your business, as long as you don’t try to live anyone else’s, but for now, this is as good as it gets, and I’ll have to admit something I never thought I’d be saying.
Even though I detest everything this government stand for, they have stood up to the bishops and the crazies, and they have brought this legislation home. For that, they deserve credit.
What a strange country.
What an extraordinary thing that we needed a law making everyone equal.
Wasn’t that obvious already?