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Mother of gay son writes powerful letter fighting for same-sex marriage in Ireland

Mother of gay son writes powerful letter fighting for same-sex marriage in Ireland

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.’