Colin Farrell Is All For Ireland’s Passing of Gay Marriage!
Colin Farrell is a ladies man and it would seem like he would want to stay quiet on issues regarding the LBGT community. Not in this case. Ireland recently became the first country to fully legalize gay marriage by numbers of about three million voters. This is huge as it is still a controversial topic in the United States. One minute it is legal, the next it is being overturned and I believe that we should all have the chance to marry the person that we love. Ireland has not officially shared the results however it is pretty clear that they are paving a way to a better future for everyone to live as they choose.
Farrell, known for his bad-boy/manly roles has come out and wholeheartedly thrown his support to Ireland and the reason may surprise you: his brother Eamon is gay. Farrell has been for the positive outcome since the end of last year when he wrote a letter expressing his desire for equal rights in Ireland or just general human rights. When it was announced that this bill had passed, Farrell had this to say to E!: “Today Ireland has opened up her heart in a way that the whole world will feel. How we have changed our fortune in 24 hours, how we have lit the way, how we have guaranteed a brighter and more loving future for all who call this beautiful land home. Bravo citizens of Ireland.”
When composing his original letter in November 2014 in support of legalizing gay marriage, Farrell wrote this: “My brother Eamon didn’t choose to be gay. But he was always proud of who he was. Proud and defiant and, of course, provocative. Even when others were casting him out with fists and ridicule and the laughter of pure loathsome derision, he maintained an integrity and dignity that flew in the face of the cruelty that befell him.” Sadly, Eamon could not even marry his boyfriend legally in his own country and had to go to Canada to have the ceremony.
Colin Farrell, soon to be on “True Detective” on HBO has publicly stood his ground several times on this issue: “How often do we get to make history in our lives? Not just personal history. Familial. Social. Communal. Global. The world will be watching. We will lead by example. Let’s lead toward light.” In a January appearance, Farrell added this: “I support this vote with every fiber of my being.” We are so happy that Farrell has stood up for such an amazing cause and that his brother can finally be able to live the way he wants to! Go Ireland!