Vote Yes for Marriage Equality - Adams
Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams TD, speaking at the launch of the party’s Referendum campaign, has urged voters to “give a resounding Yes to both referendum issues”.
Teachta Adams said:
“In just five weeks’ time two referendums will be held. One is to reduce the eligibility age for a candidate for the Presidential elections. The second is on marriage equality.
“Sinn Féin is calling for a Yes vote in both referendums.
“In respect of the Marriage Equality Referendum, many of us will have a member of our family or extended family who is gay. All of us, whatever age we are or wherever we live or work, know someone who is gay.
“They want what we want – the right to live their lives as full and contributing citizens and to share in the love of a family of their own.
“I would also appeal for everyone to join the campaign for a Yes Vote.
“If you feel you can’t become part of any of the formal campaigns being organised then become part of the informal campaign.
“Talk to your friends, to your workmates, to your family and neighbours and ask them to vote Yes.
“Text them. Facebook them. Use Twitter.
“Let’s get the biggest vote possible and ensure that on May 22ndboth referendums are passed.”