N.Ireland Takes Subsidies Not Human Rights
Northern Ireland, Scotland, England and Wales are part of Great Britain.
With the exception of Northern Ireland, all countries have legalized same-sex marriages.
Is Northern Ireland Loyal to Great Britain?
Due to a complex history, of all the countries in Great Britain, N. Ireland’s Unionist Party is totally loyal to the Parliament and Queen of Britain. On July 12th every year, the Protestant Orange Lodge marches to celebrate the victory of King William over the Catholic King James . Union Jacks fly everywhere.
We’ll Take Your Money England, but Not Marriage Equality.
According to the Economist on November 7, 2013, Northern Ireland enjoys a net subsidy of 29.4% of its GDP each year from Britain, resulting in a better welfare state than in the south (Republic of Ireland). http://www.economist.com/blogs/economist-
Republic of Ireland Legalizes Gay Marriage
In May, 2015, the Republic of Ireland recognized gay marriage in a referendum.
The Republic ignored the influence of the Roman Catholic Church and voted for human rights and marriage equality.
The Protestant Influence in Northern Ireland
The Unionists rule the parliament in Belfast. Unionists are, by and large, right-wing Protestants and closely connected to the Protestants of Scotland. This link stems from history where the monarchs of England planted Protestants from Scotland into Northern Ireland. The Protestants took away the Irish Catholics land and were forbidden to own property or to vote.
Yet, Scottish Protestants have overwhelmingly voted for gay marriage – of course, the right wing evangelical Protestants stand against marriage equality.
Once again, religion tries to deny human rights! Extreme Protestant and extreme Roman Catholics have united to prevent gay marriage in Northern Ireland.
In my opinion, Northern Ireland Unionists shame the people of Great Britain. Even your traditional enemy – the Republic of Ireland – is more enlightened and spiritually rich.
Many Protestant and Catholics Work Well Together
p.s. I should add that many organizations include decent and tolerant Protestants and Catholics. There is a lesbian soccer team that has lesbians of every religion as well as straight women.
Not everyone in N. Ireland is an intolerant bigot. Most people want peace and equality in N. Ireland for all!