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Thursday, July 09, 2009

The Power of love

My question for Brenda Power is this: imagine you're alive during the suffragette movement in the early 20th century that's seeking to gain the universal right to vote for women.

Would you think it fair or just or right, and would you tolerate it, if the powers-that-be smugly responded to your campaign by saying: "Alright, we'll give you women the vote BUT you can only vote in local and council elections, not in general or presidential elections or national referenda".

Technically, that is giving women A right to vote - just not THE full and equal vote.

It's the exact same thing that the Irish government is saying to gay people regarding civil partnership and marriage

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