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“Polls show high support for Marriage Equality but complacency must not set in" -Cllr Emma Murphy

20 January, 2015

Dublin Sinn Féin councillor Emma Murphy has acknowledged that while poll support for marriage equality is high, complacency must not set in.

Speaking this morning Cllr Murphy said:

"Recent polls show that support for Marriage Equality is over 75% and has the support of all political parties. However we need only look back on previous referendums to show how vital it is to transfer support in the polls to support on polling day, just look back at the Divorce Referendum when the Yes side were pecked at 72% but it only passed by 0.6%

The Children's Bill of 2012 only had a turnout of just over 33% so a good turnout is vital for passing this referendum and sending a message that that all the children of this nation will be cherished equally.

It is up to each of us to make sure that we speak to colleagues, friends and family so they know the importance of getting out to vote on the day, in order to take the step to making Ireland a fairer and more equal society.”

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