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A vote for All the colors of the Rainbow, Ireland’s same-sex marriage referendum. May 22nd 2015

All the colours of the Rainbow Nigel Borrington

All the colours of the Rainbow
Nigel Borrington

This Friday (May 22nd) Ireland votes in a referendum for same-sex marriage and its a big moment for this country !!!

I don’t usually comment here , if at all about social of political issues , this is my area of personal escape in many ways from these areas !!!

However by posting one of my rainbow images here , I hope I make it very clear what I am thinking !!!

We as a race (HUMAN RACE!!!) need everyone – all ( colors, shapes and sizes ) and this involves everyone being equal and thus having the same rights in all areas of life !!!

Details of the vote

SO Clearly I will be Voting YES!!!! πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

Rainbow Colors

by Sharon MacDonald

A rainbow of colors,
In the light, after rain.
There are seven of them,
And, each one has a name.

Red is the first
Rainbow color in the sky.
Orange is next
Like jack-o-lantern pie.

Yellow is the third,
Lemons come to mind.
Color four is green,
Think of grassy hills to climb

Blue is color five,
Like the water in a lake
The sixth is indigo
Blue-gray blends that you can make.

Violet is the color
Of the last rainbow band.
Violet is flowery;
Like the pedals in your hand.

So, wave your arms above you
Cast your colors high
And, try to make a rainbow
Across a cloudy sky

Free the alternatives of life !!!!!

13 responses

  1. Ali Isaac

    Reblogged this on aliisaacstoryteller and commented:
    I’m not allowed to vote on issues concerning Ireland’s constitution unfortunately. I just hope come Friday the Irish people will demonstrate common sense and equality, but with the clergy preaching for a NO vote from their congregations, I wonder. Is intolerance and prejudice the only route into heaven?

    May 20, 2015 at 12:31 pm

  2. Ali Isaac

    Great post Nigel! I’d be voting yes if I could!

    May 20, 2015 at 12:32 pm

    • Thank you ali, very welcome reblog and like πŸ™‚

      May 20, 2015 at 12:34 pm

      • Ali Isaac

        You are welcome Nigel!

        May 20, 2015 at 1:23 pm

  3. And it’s a big YES from me too!

    May 20, 2015 at 2:14 pm

  4. I hope all the bigotry of the church is cast aside when the vote comes and people decide to vote from the heart for equality.

    May 20, 2015 at 3:07 pm

  5. Let us know what happens!

    May 20, 2015 at 3:07 pm

    • i will , Saturday evening the result is released πŸ™‚

      May 20, 2015 at 4:13 pm

  6. I heard some commentary to the effect that the polls as of yesterday had the “yes” vote at something like 2 to 1. However, there was also the thought that a lot of the older folks were replying “yes” to the pollsters but really intending to vote “no”. They just didn’t want to appear to be against it when the tide was obviously turning the other way. Will be eager to see what actually happens!

    May 20, 2015 at 6:35 pm

  7. I love the way that you have touched upon this issue in your own way with a beautiful photo of a rainbow. Yes, all the colours of the rainbow, in total agreement with the sentiments of your post.

    May 21, 2015 at 6:20 pm

  8. We voted on the Aran Islands today. Fingers crossed Yes wins! It’s time!

    May 21, 2015 at 11:32 pm

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