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McDonald welcomes Constitutional Convention report on marriage equality

2 July, 2013 - by Mary Lou McDonald TD

Sinn Féin Deputy Leader Mary Lou McDonald TD has welcomed today’s publication of the Constitutional Convention’s report recommending marriage equality.

Deputy McDonald said;

“Last April the Constitutional Convention delegates delivered a decisive vote of 79% in favour of amending the constitution to provide for marriage equality.

“As today’s report notes, over one thousand submissions lodged by citizens, advocacy groups and representative organisations were considered by the convention.

“The government must now consider the convention’s recommendation and provide a response within four months.

“Last month Labour leader and Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore said he expects a referendum on marriage equality in 2014.

“Marriage equality will make a real difference to same sex couples and of course their children by providing equal legal protections for these families.” ENDS

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