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Denial of equal marriage rights for LGBTQ citizens must end – McCallion

30 October, 2017 - by Elisha McCallion


Sinn Féin MP Elisha McCallion has said discrimination against LGBTQ citizens in the north of Ireland must end immediately.

Speaking in advance of the public discussion on Thursday 2nd November about ‘LGBT+ Rights in the north of Ireland’, facilitated by the Foyle MP in Westminster, Elisha McCallion said:

“The ongoing denial of basic civil and human rights in the north of Ireland, available to LGBTQ citizens everywhere else on these islands, is shameful and deserves international attention.

“I am facilitating a public discussion in London including representatives of Stonewall, Green Party of England and Wales, Love Equality, London Irish LGBT Network, and Sinn Féin Senator Fintan Warfield to determine the best way forward to confront discrimination and secure LGBTQ rights.

“This collection of voices and experience will make for an informed and relevant discussion on the future of LGBTQ rights in the north of Ireland.

“No one should be made a second-class citizen because of who they are or who they love. Sinn Féin is committed to opposing this discrimination and bringing it to an end."

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