We're so proud of Colin Farrell for taking a stand!
On November 17th, the sexy actor published a very emotional and poignant letter in the Sunday World, supporting gay marriage.
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In the piece, the True Detective star gives some amazing reasons why gay marriage should be legal in his native country of Ireland, while taking a moment to explain why the cause is close to his heart.
It turns out Colin's brother, Eamon Farrell, is gay and happily married to a man.
"My brother Eamon didn't choose to be gay. Yes, he chose to wear eyeliner to school and that probably wasn't the most pragmatic response to the daily torture he experienced at the hands of school bullies. But he was always proud of who he was. Proud and defiant and, of course, provocative."
Aw! We love how Eamon chose to remain proud of his identity in spite of bullying!
The actor added:
"That's why this is personal to me. The fact that my brother had to leave Ireland to have his dream of being married become real is insane. INSANE."
We agree, Colin!
Luckily for Farrell, 67% of the nation's voters are in favor of a referendum allowing gay marriage, and a vote will be conducted on the issue this Spring.
Thanks for speaking out on behalf of your brother and gay citizens, Colin! Powerful!
[Image via The Improper Magazine/WENN.]
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