Ireland: Yes Equality.





Joe Caslin tackles Ireland’s steadfast refusal to legalize same sex marriage. Caslin’s art is printed out using biodegradable inks, then papered onto a suitably large surface. You can read about Yes Equality here. Caslin has also done a series, Our Nation’s Sons, dealing with mental health, depression, and suicide in Ireland’s men. Joe Caslin’s website is here, and there’s lot a lot to explore!


  1. blf says

    Ireland’s steadfast refusal to legalize same sex marriage

    What ARE you going on about? Same-sex marriage has been legal in Ireland since Nov-2015:

    Same-sex marriage has been legal in Ireland since 16 November 2015. A referendum on 22 May 2015 amended the Constitution of Ireland to provide that marriage is recognised irrespective of the sex of the partners.

    That May-2015 referendum was approved by c.62% of the voters.

    I suspect you mean “Northern Ireland” which is part of the UK, a completely fecking different country. Northern Ireland is never referred-to as just “Ireland”, which is the universal shorthand for the Republic of Ireland and/or the island containing both the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland.

  2. says

    I suspect you mean “Northern Ireland” which is part of the UK

    I think you’re right.
    And Northern Ireland, which is part of the UK, specifically does not allow gay marriage, which is allowed in the UK.

  3. blf says

    Marcus Ranum@3, Yes, and Northern Ireland is also extremely hard-line on abortion, which can result in imprisonment for life. The abortion law(s?) in Northern Ireland are among — possibly the — most regressive in Europe(? EU?).

    The Republic of Ireland is no panacea when it comes to abortion either, but it still manages to be vastly more enlightened (albeit not liberal) about abortion then the other occupants of the island.

  4. rq says

    These are stunningly beautiful, and would be impressive to see in real life, just from the sheer size.
    I admit, I was a bit disappointed to find they weren’t painting directly onto the stone, but I guess historical buildings and all that… Wonderful work.

  5. Crimson Clupeidae says

    rq, having visited Ireland (not Northern Ireland), I am glad they are temporary. I approve the message and the delivery method, but I think historical buildings should be maintained as such, especially when the historic aspect is so rich and varied. :)

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