John M. Becker

WATCH: Marriage Equality Causes 'Armagayddon' in Ireland

Filed By John M. Becker | August 20, 2014 5:30 PM | comments

Filed in: Entertainment, Marriage Equality
Tags: apocalypse, Armageddon, equal marriage, gay marriage, humor, hysteria, Ireland, marriage equality, parody, same-sex marriage, satire, sky is falling, viral video

ireland-armagaydon.pngIreland is gearing up for a nationwide referendum on marriage equality next year, and if there's one thing we know about what happens when LGBT rights are put on the ballot, it's that our opponents go into full-on freakout mode, whipping up fear and hysteria in a desperate attempt to stop the advancement of equality.

A hilarious new video from Irish pro-equality group LGBT Noise pokes fun at this phenomenon. Set in the Emerald Isle in 2017, it features John and Mary, a paranoid straight couple who have barricaded themselves inside their home -- and their son inside a box -- to guard against the "Armagayddon" that marriage equality has unleashed.

"So much... equality," Mary says, describing how the country changed after the vote. "Ireland was practically unrecognizable."

"We tried to blend in, but the weddings were... unbelievable," John adds. "I felt completely underdressed... It was at that point [that] it became a question of survival."

Watch how they survived, after the break.

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