May 27th, 2015
Episode 194 of 630 episodes
In 1987 the Catholic Church dominated social and political debate in Ireland. When there was a referendum to allow divorce, the vote was a resounding no. Last weekend people across Ireland ignored the pleas of the Catholic Church and voted overwhelmingly to legalise gay marriage. So what has changed in the past 30 years? Ross Gittins is the son of Salvation Army officers and still retains the values passed onto him by both the Army and his parents. He has worked as a journalist for the Sydney Morning Herald for forty years and as the paper's economics editor since 1978. Ross has written what he describes as a tell-all book that reflects on his years of closely observing budgets and politics in Australia.
In a time where we're all threatened by a rhetoric of hate from the people in power; A Gay And A NonGay challenges many of our differences head on and promises that no matter who you are, or what you're into (Bruce Springsteen or Britney), love is love and gay and nongays can be friends. Contact us on Twitter @gaynongay