David Norris says that gay cousins should be allowed to marry each other
The Journal 20 October 2015
DAVID NORRIS HAS said gay cousins should be allowed to marry each other if that is what they wish to do.
The independent senator was speaking as the Seanad debated the Marriage Equality Bill, which gives effect to May’s historic referendum result.
Speaking in the upper house this evening, Norris said the regulations covering cousins marrying each other were introduced to protect the genetic pool.
He said this “will remain relatively untroubled by same-sex marriage” and added:
It wouldn’t take a feather out of me if two cousin married each other, what’s the problem with that. Really?
Acknowledging he was not politically correct, Norris also said it doesn’t bother him if cousins want to get married.