A Former Government Minister Came Out – And No-One Batted An Eyelid

EILE Magazine

Fianna Fáil's former minister and TD, Pat Carey, came out as gay last week to Irish media. Fianna Fáil’s former minister and TD, Pat Carey, came out as gay last week to Irish media.

EILE’s Scott De Buitléir takes a moment to reflect on a historic moment that, in some ways, shows how far we have come 

Late last week, a former Irish government minister criticised his own political party for lacking “energy and urgency” in their campaign to support Ireland’s upcoming referendum on marriage equality.

For a former senior politican such as Pat Carey (who served as Minister for Community, Equality and Gaeltacht Affairs from 2010 to 2011) to criticise his own political party, Fianna Fáil, on the issue is constructive, and supports the marriage equality cause in Ireland.

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