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Tom Daley, Boyfriend Dustin Lance Black Out In Dublin; Screenwriter Believes Marriage Equality Possible In Ireland

By Chill Harrison | March 07, 2015 07:30 PM EST


Dustin Lance Black was honored with the "honorary life membership" by the UCD Law Society and he brought along boyfriend Tom Daley with him for the occasion. Meanwhile, the screenwriter is optimistic that Ireland will eventually go along with same-sex marriage.

According to, Dustin Lance Black also spoke about his advocacy on the rights of the LGBT and the importance of storytelling at the University College Dublin.

"Black certainly left his mark on those in attendance if the audience's reaction is anything to go by," it said.

Meanwhile, Speaking to Newstalk, the Irish news radio, Dustin Lance Black believes that same-sex marriage would be accepted in Catholic Ireland.

"I believe that marriage equality will be the law of the land in Ireland by the end of May and I think it's a beautiful thing. It says something really wonderful about the Irish people," said Dustin Lance Black.

More than people of the same sexual orientation getting married, fostering the rights of minority groups is the very essence of democracy.

"I think it's the cornerstone of a democracy to protect the minority from the tyranny of a majority," Dustin Lance Black said.

But Tom Daley's boyfriend understands that it's not going to be easy based on his own experience.

"My journey with my Mom, my family... it wasn't all good all the time. My Mom didn't understand right away. There was a period there of a lot of heartbreak and certainly with a lot of my extended family," he said.

"Keep the avenues of communication open, keep talking about it because it's about misinformation, that's where homophobia comes from," Dustin Lance Black added.

Dustin Lance Black's boyfriend Tom Daley is actually considered as one of UK's most influential gay people.

According to Plymouth Herald, Dustin Lance Black's boyfriend Tom Daley is a new entry at the 15th place on the Rainbow List by The Independent.

"Number one on the list is Labour Party activist and former EastEnders actor Michael Cashman," the publication said. "The top of the list also features Newsnight presenter Evan Davies, Bake Off presenter Sue Perkins and musician Sam Smith."

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