Pic: Roddy Doyle's brilliant post about the same-sex marriage referendum is must-read 7 years ago

Pic: Roddy Doyle's brilliant post about the same-sex marriage referendum is must-read

Gorgeous an' over-rated.

There's been plenty of open-letters and opinion pieces about the same-sex marriage referendum that's coming up on May 22.

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The brilliant Irish writer Roddy Doyle decided to give his take on the whole thing on Facebook this evening.

The post involves a conversation between two men, it will make you laugh and make you think, it's brilliant stuff.

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-Which way are yeh votin’ in the gay thing?-The marriage equality referendum?-Yeah.-Yes.-You’re votin’...

Posted by Roddy Doyle on Wednesday, April 29, 2015

-Which way are yeh votin’ in the gay thing?
-The marriage equality referendum?
-Yeah.
-Yes.
-You’re votin’ Yes?
-Yeah.
-Why?
-Me sister’s son – me nephew.
-He’s gay, is he?
-Yeah.
-So you’re supportin’ him.
-Have you become Joe fuckin’ Duffy or somethin’?
-I’m just curious.
-Then, no, I’m not supportin’ him.
-But you’re votin’ Yes?
-Look it, he’s a grand kid but he’s an irritatin’ little prick as well.
-So – . I don’t get yeh.
-I’m watchin’ the football, righ’. He always comes to the house when I’m watchin’ the football. An’ he sits beside me – grand. But then – say it’s Real Madrid. He’ll go, ‘Oh, I love Ronaldo’, or ‘Pass it to Ronaldo.’ So – like, last night, I lost it a bit and I said, ‘What’s so special about Ronaldo?’ An’ he says, ‘His pace, his accuracy, his leap, his ability with the dead ball, the way he can turn, his engine – the stats speak for themselves.’ Never mentioned his fuckin’ hair or his six-pack or whatever they’re callin’ muscles these days.
-An’ that annoyed yeh?
-Well, he fooled me. No – he made me think like a fool. An’ he’s always doin’ it – catchin’ me ou’. So, I thought to meself, ‘A few years o’ marriage will fix tha’ little fucker’s cough for him.’
-That’s why you’re votin’ Yes? It can’t be - .
-No. I’m just messin’. Look - fuck it, I love him. He’s a great kid an’ if he ever wants to get married, he should be able to. An’ me sister can have her big day as well.
-An’ he obviously knows his football.
-Oh, he does, yeah.
-What’s he think of James Rodriguez?
-Same as meself. Gorgeous an’ over-rated.