Family Law Prof Blog

Editor: Margaret Ryznar
Indiana University
Robert H. McKinney School of Law

Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Meet the Person Who Won Equal Marriage on 2 Continents

From Forbes:

5 years since Ireland voted Yes to marriage equality, Tiernan Brady talks winning campaigns, facing down the Murdoch press, and the power of corporations to do good.

Fresh off the winning referendum to gain marriage equality in Ireland, Tiernan Brady was approached by the fledgling Australian marriage equality movement. Over a few bottles of wine in wintry London he agreed to visit the team down under, and when he came home two weeks later he handed in his notice, packed his bags, and flew straight back.

Brady’s career, by his own admission, doesn’t travel in a straight line, and at multiple junctures in his life Brady has found himself pursuing something that would’ve been unimaginable to him 6 months – or even 6 days – prior. Having gone from elected official to international campaigner, and now in his new role spearheading diversity for one of the world’s top 10 law firms, his advice to others is simply - don’t make a plan.

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