Remember Benjy?

He’s the gay Charolais bull from County Mayo, Ireland who was facing the slaughterhouse last year because he showed more interest in other bulls than cows.
Thankfully he was spared when The Simpsons co-creator Sam Simon, along with other LGBT supporters, stumped up the money to buy him.

Benjy is now living a life of luxury at the Hillside Animal Sanctuary in Norwich, England.

As Ireland awaits the outcome of its historic vote on the legalisation of same-sex marriage, Benjy has thrown his weight behind equality, according to the Animal Rights Action Network.

ARAN has been advocating for a “yes” vote based on the prominence of homosexuality in nature – claiming: “Benjy, the gay bull, would also vote yes.”
ARAN founder John Carmody told the Irish Mirror: “Benjy became an international symbol for animal and gay rights and made quite a lot of country and town folk, who would have never thought otherwise about animals being gay, think twice about the fact that being gay is a natural occurrence in not only humans, but bulls, bears, penguins and even gorillas.

“When it comes to a yes vote for Benjy, we know only too well that he would if he could.” ¬†Unfortunately, only humans were eligible to vote in the referendum, the outcome of which should be know tomorrow.

Ireland hopefully will vote for marriage equality, but in Australia more work is needed to make this a reality.

Visit Australian Marriage Equality for more information.  CLICK HERE

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