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Pulling another fast one
Time is running out for Irish people to make their voices heard in the gender equality consultation in Ireland. That’s because today is the first time most of the Irish public have heard about it. The deadline for submissions is quickly approaching – 12:00 noon on Friday the 19th of May. That's fewer than 24 hours left to express your views on Barbie Kardashian, and the GAA chancer, without possibly being arrested for it.
To submit your response, just end an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line 'Submission - Referendum.'
Use the example letter provided post as a guide, but make it your own. Inject your own experience and your own insights.
By sneaking in Self ID on the back of the Marriage Equality bill, the Irish government tarnished that important vote. Don’t let them do their dirty deeds in the dark again.
Dear Sir/Madame (biologically-based descriptions both),
I would like to state that is unnecessary to amend Article 40.1.
This has never been used to restrict a female person's rights or economic choices.
Furthermore, we have hitherto always used gender as synonymous with sex when referring to human beings. ('Gender-roles' are something different and are not a concern of the matter at hand).
But 'gender' as it is currently being used by the government means no more than a person's subjective beliefs based tropes and social characterisations associated traditionally with one or other sex which are then construed to constitute an identity.
The proposed changes would remove the recognition of biological sex and replace it with this insubstantive, non-existent metaphysical belief.
In addition, recent moves by the government have shown that they intend to widen this nonsensical 'gender identity' ideology to encompass a limitless scope of fictional, subjective, fantastical identities.
None of the proposed changes should have any place in Irish Law, nor should our Constitution have these falsehoods placed within it.
Alan Ryan, Clondalkin