GLEN: BAI Decision On Marriage Discussion Raises Worrying Concerns About Open Public Debate

EILE Magazine

RTÉ's Derek Mooney, presenter of the Mooney Show on RTÉ Radio 1. [Image: powerscourt.ie] RTÉ’s Derek Mooney, presenter of the Mooney Show on RTÉ Radio 1. [Image: powerscourt.ie]

“Can lesbian and gay people not now talk about their lives and their aspirations as Irish citizens on the airwaves, or about their experiences of love and commitment without somebody opposing them?”

So said GLEN Chair Kieran Rose, responding to today’s ruling by the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland upholding a complaint on a discussion on civil partnership and civil marriage on RTÉ’s Derek Mooney show last January. 

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