Actor Colin Farrell has been vocal in his support for marriage equality, and his gay brother Eamon, since last year when he penned a moving open letter, stating:
“How often do we get to make history in our lives? Not just personal history. Familial. Social. Communal. Global. The world will be watching. We will lead by example. Let's lead toward light.”
Now, fresh off the celebrations of marriage equality in Ireland, Colin Farrell plans to serve as best man in his gay brother Eamon's ceremony. The Irish actor regrets not visiting home in Dublin Castle to celebrate the referendum votes in May (probably not as much as he's regretting True Detective season 2).
"I was happy for everyone else but I was looking at the pictures online of Dublin Castle and was sick. I think in life sometimes you just want to be around good stuff," Colin Farrell said. "You want to be around people that are up for the craic and kind, that you feel you can lean into and that you're OK with them leaning into you."
Although Eamon originally married his partner, Stephen Mannion in Canada 2009, they plan to have a ceremony next year in Ireland, having been vocal during the referendum vote. Unfortunately, they're still waiting along with the rest of Ireland for the Dublin Court of Appeals to hear two legal challenges to the referendum Thursday.