Commitment-phobic gay man privately dismayed by Irish referendum

A GAY Irish man who can now legally wed his partner is desperate not to.

After Saturday’s referendum in favour of gay marriage, 31 year-old Stephen Malley can no longer use Ireland’s institutionalised homophobia as an excuse not to marry his partner of seven years, Tom Logan.

Malley, a software engineer from Dublin, said: “This is a great result for equality and a terrible result for me personally.

“I love Tom, but I want to focus on my career right now, and deep down I’m think the idea of a ‘soulmate’ is kind of idiotic.

“And we bought a Magimix together. That was a huge step.”

Malley said he may move ‘somewhere less liberal and annoying, like Russia, Jamaica, or pretty much anywhere in Africa’.

He added that if the worst happened at least divorce has been legal in Ireland since 1996.