Dublin Sinn Féin Councillors urge support for marriage equality
September 2, 2012
Dublin City’s five Sinn Féin Councillors have urged the full support of Dublin City Council for marriage equality. Sinn Féin has tabled a motion for Monday’s City Council meeting calling for “the same rights and entitlements to civil marriages for all citizens of Dublin regardless of race, religion or sexuality”.
Urging unanimous Council support in advance of Monday’s meeting, the leader of the Sinn Féin group on the Council, Cllr. Larry O'Toole, said:
“Marriage equality for all should have the full support of Dublin City Council in recognition of the equal rights of all citizens. Same-sex couples in particular are discriminated against under the present legislation – the time for change is now.
“Across Ireland, on both sides of the Border, Sinn Féin councillors have secured the support of councils for this principle. I am confident that Dublin City Council will also endorse the principle of marriage equality.
“Labour councillors have tabled a similar motion to ours and I hope we hear the united voice of the Council at its monthly meeting on Monday, thus giving a further boost to the drive for legal reform and full equality.” ENDS