Sinn Féin MLA Bronwyn McGahan has said that she is disappointed that the Marriage Equality motion in the Assembly today (1st of October) was opposed and fell.
Ms McGahan said,
"Sinn Féin have tabled an equality motion calling for the provision of legislation to ensure marriage equality for the LGBT community.
"I am extremely disappointed that there are still those in society who are opposed to equality and feel that certain rights are beyond given proper equal consideration to.
"Equality threatens no one and this motion today would only have given members of the LGBT community the same rights including legal rights as other married couples.
“Sinn Féin will continue to support the call for equality for everyone on this island regardless of their colour, creed or sexual orientation.”