Irish sportsman: Despite the vitriol, I’m voting no on 22 May

May 15, 2015

Ger Brennan is a Gaelic footballer. He’s an All-Ireland winner. And he supports marriage between a man and a woman.

In the Irish Independent, he wrote clearly and persuasively about the importance of mothers and fathers for children.

And he said despite the targeting and labelling he’s expecting for his views, he had to speak out.

He wrote: “I am proud to love my gay family members and my gay friends. And yet I feel strongly there is more to the marriage debate than adult equality.”

Brennan noted that it “seems like every celebrity” is calling for a ‘Yes’ vote, but he will be voting ‘No’ on 22 May “because I don’t want our Constitution to deny that it is a good thing for a child to have a mother and a father”.

So far this campaign has seen the “criminal” removal of ‘No’ posters in Dublin and elsewhere.

The political atmosphere has been described as hysterical and ignorant.

But these powerful arguments from Ger Brennan will hopefully open the eyes of voters across Ireland as they vote on marriage on 22 May.