Editorial: The difficulty when you review articles at any time, is to have balance. It becomes even more of a problem when you are based in Northern Ireland and you are looking at an article which relates to an election issue in Souther Ireland but is of interest to readers who will be voting in Northern Ireland. In this case I refer to an article entitled
New effort to turn Irish gays into “untouchable unmarried eunuchs”
written by Cahir O’Doherty and published in Irish Central. The article is about the ‘no campaginers’ current campaign on marriage equality and why it is against children if you vote ‘yes’.
Just after reading this article I then was referred to Ms Susan-Anne White stance on the LGBT community, which we have already comment on.
The subject of equality is being lost in the rhetoric, equality means:
the state of being equal, especially in status, rights, or opportunities
Rosie Winterton wrote, “Everyone has a stake in creating a fair society because fairness is the foundation for individual rights, a prosperous economy and a peaceful society. Fairness and equality are the hallmarks of a modern and confident society. ”
We urge you to think carefully before you vote, to check your candidates history in relation to LGBT topics, and also the candidates party.
Remember your vote, along with everyone else who votes, will put the politicians who will run our country and also our institutions into power for five years.