The Republic of Ireland handed the Roman Catholic Church
a stinging rebuke this weekend.
The Irish overwhelmingly rejected medieval notions that same-sex couples are unworthy of equal, human rights.
This country-wide referendum was the first ever of its kind.
In the USA, less than half turn out for elections.
But in Ireland over 60% of the populace turned out for just this, and 62% of those voted YES.
Of just under 2 million votes cast, 1.2 million voted simple common sense and human decency.
Only 734,300 voted self-righteous bigotry and condemnation by the church.
Now in Ireland, Patrick Fitzmichael.
And finally, Michael Fitzpatrick.
And with gae recognized within gaelic,
the Emerald Isle is a much better place.