But I have a confession to make.
Over the past few weeks the campaign for the marriage referendum has been impossible to escape, on radio, TV, social media, posters. It was everywhere, and I was beset with a number of conflicting feelings about it. Not all of them noble.
Astonishment and sadness that a Yes campaign was even necessary. While I completely respect the beliefs of the no voters, I presumed that they would be a small minority. I was not expecting that a big campaign would be needed. To me it is a given that any two adults should be able to marry, regardless of their sexuality. Sadly that right does not extend to those with learning difficulties, due to the Lunacy Act. So every time you hear Irish politicians or anyone else saying that there is now equality for all, don't listen. They are lying.
Surprise that I was ignorant of the facts of the situation. I had assumed that the referendum was just about love and equality. Because I agreed with that idea - who wouldn't? - I avoided most of the coverage, but what I did read, set me straight about other important issues too.
Cynicism that this referendum may have got the nod because the Government believes that a Yes vote will be cost neutral. In fact a glut of gay weddings could even give the Irish economy a significant boost. And bring lots of joy too, obviously.
Jealousy of all the attention and interest in this campaign, when I find it so very hard to get support for services and help for my teenagers with special needs, let alone all the other issues that I care about: medical cards, poverty, lone parents, child benefit and many more.
Bored with hearing the same people say the same things over and over again in the media, shutting out most other issues.
Alienation when I think of all the effort that the special needs community puts into raising awareness of the needs of our loved ones. We never get a reaction like this. Yet, as with the LGBT community, it's likely that everyone in Ireland has family, friends, neighbours or work colleagues touched by special needs.
Alone in my alienation when everyone else seemed to be cheering on the campaign.
Anxious about the result: if the combined power and influence of all the Government parties plus the passion and enthusiasm of the LGBT community and their supporters failed to win the popular vote, what hope for the rest of us and the cause that we care about?
Hopeful that a Yes vote would change everything, and not just for gays and lesbians.
"I think we're seeing a more progressive, generous, inclusive Ireland."
So said Senator Averil Power on the morning of count day. And I found myself unexpectedly cheering. Perhaps the result will mean the start of equality for other groups too. But only if we keep working at it.
Pride that I live in a country that has become the first in the world to approve gay marriage by popular vote. I love Ireland so much this weekend. This decision really is wonderful and awe-inspiring. Even the weather approved as a big gay rainbow appeared over Dublin on count day.
But it doesn't suddenly make everyone in Ireland equal. It's the first step on a very long road. Let's just hope that the journey will continue.
Note: I'm hoping that there are other articles like this in the media today, but I needed to write mine too.