The date, 24th of May 2015, A glorious day, the day the people of Ireland changed the outlook of the gay man globally and within its nation. The first country to legislate marriage equality, if only they had granted the rights to donate blood. Every citizen of Ireland will now have equal marriage rights regardless of their sexual preference. Why? because it was time to heal from the rule of the church and repair the relationship between Straights and Gays. The fact that both Straights and Gays were able to achieve this together. It is Remarkable. It will shape the relationship between both going forward. A stance to the Vatican, who once ruled alongside the Irish government, Ireland accepts all in most cases, just not a gay man wanting to donate blood, that involves ordaining into the priesthood.
As a result, out of a possible 28 counties, 27 voted in favour. All expect Roscommon, Imagine, of all the counties to vote no, it was Roscommon. Throw in a marriage between a man and an animal, we would have had a clean sheep. Anyway back to the point, this was a great accolade for the people of Ireland. One they should be proud off, well except for Roscommon, they should feel shame (que Septre Unella with her bell). As good as all this was, what is one Right a gay man in Ireland does not share with his counterpart? The Right to donate blood. What if their partner, loved one became ill, leading to a need for a blood transfusion? What right does the gay community have should they be a match? NOTHING!
Celibacy to donate blood
The gay community must wait, one whole year, which equates to 365 days, without having sexual intercourse so they can donate blood. Can you imagine it. All those men craving one thing they can’t have. Blood would be shed to say the least. Do the straight community have to wait a period of time? Absolutely Not. Celibacy isn’t a word in the straight community vocabulary. Why does the gay community have to suffer? Do the straight community have unprotected sex? How are babies born, We can’t all be Jesus. Yes the STI is rampant in both the straight and gay communities. It Spreads from the top of Grafton street all the way down to the ambassador. Stretching far and wide. but why must a gay man be punished for something a straight person does?
I can help but think to my self how has the gay community let this one slide past them. With a shortage of blood been donated, Why would anyone block a large minority from donating. To be fair both sides are at fault. The Gays for not fighting when they should have and the Straights for imposing a ridiculous law and then amending it to something which made it worse.What happened to their fighting spirit. The gay community are know for fighting for rights in outrageous ways. Ways that copied all around the world. Look at Vice President Mike Pence in USA. The gay community threw a party at his house in protest. Why, because why not. peaceful parties have always gotten them by. Another example is wales and miners. Were two sides came together to get gay rights started.
The main point to this the story, the one thing that really gets me. The fact that the blood donated, is tested for STDs and STIs. The irony. Imagine the reason that the ban is in place is to prevent a virus that regardless of your sexuality, all blood is tested for. With this known should the gay community not kick up a bigger fuss. Should they not exercise their right of flamboyancy. March, dance, paint the colours of the rainbow on the Irish streets. Flaunt purposely in the face of their opposers, irritate them with the presumption they have. Why hasn’t this happened yet.
Where have they gone now ?
Remember how both sides of sexuality, once came together to get equally rights but they haven’t achieved that fully yet. They have achieved the right to start a life together. Yet they have not achieved the right to save a life together. Now! Again, they must come together to get the right to save a life for one another. This outrageous amendment of waiting 12 months without sexual intercourse. it’s unjust, unbelievable and biased. Why change it? To satisfy both sides. One hand keep the church happy by imposing sanctions. On the other hand show the gay community that your changing gradually. This change is nothing more than a symbol that certain entities wish to impose restrictions on the gay community. Stand together again. Rectify this error, win your right to save a life.