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Welcome for Marriage equality motion acceptance

16 April, 2013 - by Caitríona Ruane

Sinn Féin MLA Caitriona Ruane has welcomed the decision today by the Assembly Business Committee to accept a motion submitted by Sinn Féin on marriage equality.

 Ms. Ruane said,

 “Following the decision at the Conventional Convention in Dublin at the weekend to endorse a change to the Irish Constitution on the issue of marriage equality I am delighted that the Assembly have now accepted a similar motion on the issue.

“Sinn Féin ethos is built upon equality and following the success at the weekend we have chosen marriage equality as a motion for the Assembly.

 “The debate will take place on the 29th April and this will be a opportunity for all parties who purport to support equality to show where they stand.  It is important that every citizen is equal under the law regardless of creed, colour or sexual orientation.

 “I was disappointed that no member of the SDLP were present at the weekend debate and that many members of their party were absent the last time this came before the Assembly so I hope that they take this opportunity to unequivocally support marriage equality.”

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