Ireland is home to the late Savitta Halappanavar, and it has a historically staunch Catholic population, so it shouldn’t surprise anyone to know that the tiny Emerald Island is also incredibly conservative. And being incredibly conservative, it tends to face the same range of problems that the United States faces: that is, a wash of religious busybodies who can’t keep their nose and minds out of other people’s business, on a whole raft of issues ranging from abortion to gay marriage.
However, next year, that may change. A referendum is going before the public that will bring marriage equality to the Emerald Island, and ahead of that, a group in Ireland has produced a pro-marriage equality PSA that, while Irish, is certainly applicable to the “arguments” that groups like NOM, the FRC, and other evangelical busybodies attempt to craft here in the US.
Using a dramatic found-footage fashion, the PSA documents the struggles and upheavals that follow a heterosexual couple as they navigate their collapsing society, homeschool their sons to be heterosexual, and avoid their neighbors Adam and Steve. Adam and Steve, who terrorize the couple regularly by buying them groceries. And while the family struggles for survival in the midst of the Gaypocalypse, they still manage to retain their sexuality, almost as if it were something hardwired into them, and not a choice.
Then the PSA closes, with a message those who oppose marriage equality would do well to take to heart:
Marriage equality: it’s not the end of the world, lads.
You can watch the PSA below:
h/t Daily Kos