A powerful letter from a mother fighting for same-sex marriages rights for her gay son is going viral in Ireland.
Mary Knox O’Brien, writing from the small village Rathgar outside Dublin, has given a simple argument before May’s referendum on the issue.
Published in the Irish Times, she said she would love to see both sons have equal rights under the law.
‘Sir, – I also share a concern for "the children". I am especially concerned for my own children.
‘I have two children, one of whom happens to be gay. I would like equal rights for both my sons.
‘If the referendum is passed, my two sons will be afforded equal rights in their country of birth.
‘It is a simple question with an obvious answer. Vote Yes. Yours, etc.
‘Mary Knox O’Brien, Rathgar, Dublin 6.’
— Anthea McTeirnan (@amcteirnan) January 30, 2015