Colin Farrell has yet again proven he's a man of the people!
As we reported last month, the Irish actor applauded the citizens of Ireland for voting in favor of a law that legalized same-sex marriage on May 22, making it the first country to do so!
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However, the groundbreaking ruling wasn't without its detractors.
Notably, the new ordinance was opposed by the Catholic Church.
Over the weekend, the 39-year-old thespian was at the Maui Film Festival where he gave the church a peace of his mind!
"It was really funny because one of the arguments when the vote went through was that the church came out and said, 'You know, this was a dark day for Ireland,' and all you could see was literally rainbows everywhere, posters of rainbows, T-shirts of rainbows, men and women hugging, men and men hugging, women and women hugging, and yet cut to, 'This is a dark day in the history of [Ireland].'"
The True Detective star clarifies what a 'dark day' truly is!
"A dark day in the history of a country is internal civil conflict and war and bloodshed."
We couldn't agree more!
The hunk has a personal connection to LGBT rights as his brother Eamon is openly gay and had to leave the country to legally marry his husband.
Farrell said about his sibling:
"He campaigned very and he himself out there. I mean, I was a bit concerned about him, he put himself on the line greatly for a cause that he believes in and a message that he wanted to see brought to the point of being a constitutional change and I'm sure he will be married [in Ireland] within the next year. He got married in Vancouver seven or eights years ago to his husband, but I think it's time he'll enjoy a home grown celebration."
We are so glad Colin is such a vocal advocate for gay marriage and we hope other celebs follow suit!
[Image via WENN.]
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