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Sinn Féin motion on marriage equality passed by Cork City Council

10 July, 2012

A Sinn Féin motion was passed last night at Cork City Council making it the first Local Authority in the State to support the introduction of same-sex marriages. It follows the decision by Belfast City Council recently to pass the same motion.

Sinn Féin Councillor Mick Nugent who proposed the motion said:

“I am delighted that Cork City Council unanimously supported my motion on same-sex marriage. I believe the majority public opinion across the country is supportive of moving from civil partnerships to civil marriages for same-sex couples with all the extra rights and benefits that would entail. I'm sure that approval of this motion will be a great boost for the gay and lesbian community in Cork and across the country in the on-going struggle for recognition from wider society and equality in all aspects of life.”

Full motion passed at Cork City Council:

This Council supports the same rights and entitlements to civil marriages for all  citizens of Cork City regardless of race, religion or sexuality.

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