Sinead’s Hand

This marriage equality commercial from Ireland is great; simple and to the point:

(via Carnal Nation)

9 Responses to “Sinead’s Hand”

  1. 1 Bina Thursday, September 3, 2009 at 9:26 pm

    Oh, this is terrific. I just sent the YouTube link to my best friend–who is gay and 3/4 Irish!

  2. 2 Cornelius T.Zen Friday, September 4, 2009 at 7:33 am

    Top o’ the marnin’, all!
    No nation on Earth has a history of egalitarian outlook like the Emerald Isle. Before Christianity, before Henry II and 700 years of British occupation, the Brehon Laws went a long way to make all people in the Four Green Fields equal.
    Nobody is equal until everybody is equal.
    May you be a half-hour in heaven — CTZen

  3. 3 Cornelius T.Zen Friday, September 4, 2009 at 8:45 am

    Faith an’ begorrah, tis the man himself!
    See if you recognize the following:
    “Hath not a gay eyes? Hath not a gay hands, organs, dimensions, senses, affections, passions; fed with the same food, hurt with the same weapons, subject to the same diseases, heal’d by the same means, warm’d and cool’d by the same winter and summer as a straight is? If you prick us, do we not bleed? If you tickle us, do we not laugh? If you poison us, do we not die? And if you wrong us, shall we not revenge? If we are like you in the rest, we will resemble you in that. If a gay wrong a straight, what is his humility? Revenge. If a straight wrong a gay, what should his sufferance be by straight example? Why, revenge. The villainy you teach me, I will execute, and it shall go hard but I will better the instruction.”
    I’m sure you can guess the source, and where the substitution of key words took place.
    Let gays marry. Why should they be any less miserable than the rest of us? – CTZen

  4. 4 JJ Friday, September 4, 2009 at 10:17 am

    Bina – Cool! I hope your friend likes it. I was impressed with how well this commercial gets the message across.

  5. 5 JJ Friday, September 4, 2009 at 10:20 am


    Nobody is equal until everybody is equal.

    Well said.

    And as I’ve always said, marriage equality can only strengthen the institution of marriage as a whole. How can it not, if more people are marrying? It’s such a simple concept that it’s too hard for some to grasp.

  6. 6 Janus Friday, September 4, 2009 at 12:04 pm

    Isn’t that ad brilliant?

  7. 7 Bruce Friday, September 4, 2009 at 4:42 pm

    I like it.

    Here we go again with the old notion of majorities deciding the rights of minorities. Equality shouldn’t come with exceptions or it isn’t equal. Something that so few people still seem to understand.

  8. 8 JJ Friday, September 4, 2009 at 8:42 pm

    Bruce – Well that’s the thing. People have innate rights that they’re born with, rights are not something that other people can “bestow” upon you. Good grief, such a simple concept, why is it so hard for so many people to get??

  1. 1 Dreaming of Butterflies » Sinead’s Hand Trackback on Saturday, September 5, 2009 at 1:26 pm

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