Tuesday, April 04, 2006

Equality

Our sexual orientation is not an incidental attribute. It is an essential part of who and what we are. All citizens, regardless of sexual orientation, stand equal in the eyes of our laws. Sexual orientation cannot, and must not, be the basis of a second-class citizenship. Our laws have changed, and will continue to change, to reflect this principle.

Bertie Ahern speaking at the launch of the GLEN offices and 5 year work programme.

It saddens me that it took until 2006 to hear an Irish Taoiseach say those words. I think it will be well after the next general election before we see any action on them.

2 Comments:

At 13:47, Anonymous f├║star said...

Hmmm...interesting comments and I suppose one must applaud them. Still, it remains to be seen what concrete measures come out of all this goodwill. The cynic in me would tend to see this as an attempt to secure a slice of the gay & lesbian vote.

 
At 12:32, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I share your cynicism Maman and fustar. And tbh thought that "BUilding Sustainable Change" was a government election manifesto until the launch event itself and it turned out to be GLEN's 5year strategy- amazing the morphing of Fianna Fail and GLEN.. they have become almost indiscernible!

 

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