On the offensive

The same-sex marriage debate is so emotive and divisive that some people will be offended by what they hear, writes Colm O'Gorman.

9th February, 2014
It is near-inevitable that someone will take grave offence.

In Ireland, we don't debate the issue of freedom of expression too often. Which is odd, really, given the number of taboos that have prevailed in this country over the years.

At one time, many Irish writers and artists found themselves forced into exile because the things they had to say about the human condition caused grave offence to the professed moral norms of our society. We were a country where sex and sexuality were...

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